# ABC is a triangle in which D is the midpoint of BC and E is the midpoint of AD

ABC is a triangle in which D is the midpoint of BC and E is the midpoint of AD. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. The area of triangle ABC is equal to four times the area of triangle BED.

2. The area of triangle ADC is twice the area of triangle BED.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2