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Geometry [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 07:50
This question came out in the national examination in my country for 12 year old kids. It raised an uproar among parents as they felt it was too difficult for 12 year olds.

Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to try post it since it involves geometry and GMAT does test geometry afterall.

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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 08:20
Area(A) + Area(B) + Area(C) = 45
4+16+Area(C)=45
Area(C)=25
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Re: Geometry [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 08:31
ywilfred wrote:
This question came out in the national examination in my country for 12 year old kids. It raised an uproar among parents as they felt it was too difficult for 12 year olds.

Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to try post it since it involves geometry and GMAT does test geometry afterall.

The question is in the attachment. Enjoy!


Not a bad problem for a 12 year old in Asia. Wish I had received a math education there. Anyway, here's how a 28 year old American would solve it.

Area of large triangle = 15*6=90/2 = 45 subtract the total of the smaller triangles 16 and 4. Answer: 25
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 09:10
gsr wrote:
Area(A) + Area(B) + Area(C) = 45
4+16+Area(C)=45
Area(C)=25


this is good enough.............
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 10:19
Well.. you can never really discount the possibility of this appearing on the GMAT... under pressure.. even problems for 12 year olds can blank 20+ year olds!! IMHO!! :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2005, 10:26
True.
Also, Poor 12 year olds! Now it is easy, but I am confident I would not have solved this problem as a 12 year old! :lol:
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