Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 26 Sep 2016, 08:53

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Drawing/Labelling Geometry shapes.

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 122
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 19

Drawing/Labelling Geometry shapes. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Mar 2010, 10:11
Real basic question.

When a Q says triangle ABC or quadrilateral ABCD without giving a diagram how do you label your own?

Ie. I usually, say for a quadrilateral, start with A in the bottom left hand corner and label sequentially going counter clockwise...

D C

A B

Is this correct? If not please fill me in on the standard protocol. Also when is asks for angle BCD? which point is it closes to?

Say angle BCD was identified as 70 degrees, I would label...

D C 70

A B

Doesthis make sense?

Can someone shed some light?
_________________

G.T.L. - GMAT, Tanning, Laundry

Round 1: 05/12/10 http://gmatclub.com/forum/handling-a-grenade-thesituation-s-official-debrief-94181.html

Round 2: 07/10/10 - This time it's personal.

Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Jul 2009
Posts: 366
Schools: LBS, INSEAD, IMD, ISB - Anything with just 1 yr program.
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 22

Re: Drawing/Labelling Geometry shapes. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Mar 2010, 11:01
Your labeling techniques are correct. Which ever direction you go, when given in the question is a quadrilateral ABCD, then you have to label the corners of the quadrilateral in the exact cyclic order and not haphazardly like some

B A or C A

D C B D

Make sure you draw some lines that connect those corners, your drawing will be much more realistic to represent a quadrilateral and will help you quickly recognize the internal angles faster. And thus coming to angles, Angle BCD is the internal angle of the quadrilateral, and prefer to write the number of degrees inside the quadrilateral. You might as well draw a tiny arc around the angle, inside the quadrilateral, connecting BC and CD. When you'd like to represent two such angles to hold same values, you can also draw concurrent arcs as explained above near the two angles that are supposedly equal.

Hope that helps with your question.
_________________

I am AWESOME and it's gonna be LEGENDARY!!!

Manager
Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 122
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 19

Re: Drawing/Labelling Geometry shapes. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Mar 2010, 12:15
Stinson you magnificent bastard you've done it again!

So to confirm, when a Q states angle ABC is x degrees you coordinate x degrees being by point B on the diagram? does that make sense?

This geomerty stuff is rattling my cage!!
_________________

G.T.L. - GMAT, Tanning, Laundry

Round 1: 05/12/10 http://gmatclub.com/forum/handling-a-grenade-thesituation-s-official-debrief-94181.html

Round 2: 07/10/10 - This time it's personal.

Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Jul 2009
Posts: 366
Schools: LBS, INSEAD, IMD, ISB - Anything with just 1 yr program.
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 154 [0], given: 22

Re: Drawing/Labelling Geometry shapes. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Mar 2010, 17:06
"TheSituation", whatever your situation is, learn to suit up!!!! Suits are cool, suits are elegant, exhibite!!!

And coming to your question, yes, that is right. Represent your angle x inside or the outside of a vertex accordingly, just don't confuse which side is the actual angle referring to.
_________________

I am AWESOME and it's gonna be LEGENDARY!!!

Manager
Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 122
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 19

Re: Drawing/Labelling Geometry shapes. [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Mar 2010, 07:32
BarneyStinson wrote:
"TheSituation", whatever your situation is, learn to suit up!!!! Suits are cool, suits are elegant, exhibite!!!

Stinson, thanks for the reply.

These HIMYM quotes are gold.

The real Barney would stop talking geometry and start being awesome instead tho!!
_________________

G.T.L. - GMAT, Tanning, Laundry

Round 1: 05/12/10 http://gmatclub.com/forum/handling-a-grenade-thesituation-s-official-debrief-94181.html

Round 2: 07/10/10 - This time it's personal.

Re: Drawing/Labelling Geometry shapes.   [#permalink] 11 Mar 2010, 07:32
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
geometry 1 12 Mar 2012, 14:16
Geometry 1 29 Aug 2011, 10:52
Geometry 8 02 Feb 2011, 06:59
Geometry 2 01 Feb 2011, 03:28
Geometry ? 4 14 Jan 2010, 00:26
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Drawing/Labelling Geometry shapes.

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.