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

It is currently 26 Oct 2014, 00:37

Close

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

In the figure to the right, what is the value of x?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 12 May 2009
Posts: 54
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 18

In the figure to the right, what is the value of x? [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2009, 16:45
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  15% (low)

Question Stats:

100% (01:33) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 17 sessions
Attachment:
test.jpg
test.jpg [ 9.89 KiB | Viewed 1776 times ]
In the figure to the right, what is the value of x?

Hi there,

Some forums on the internet mention that figures in the PS section are always drawn to scale. If not, it is indicated that the figure is not drawn to scale.

However, I just came across a problem in on of the MGMAT cats that handles this issue otherwise (take a look at the attachment).

So is it true that we can expect figures to be drawn to scale on the PS section on the actual GMAT or not?

Thanks
Steve
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Manhattan GMAT Discount CodesKaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Math Expert
User avatar
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 23422
Followers: 3619

Kudos [?]: 28996 [1] , given: 2874

Re: In the figure to the right, what is the value of x? [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2009, 16:58
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Well it's obvious that this figure IS NOT drawn to the scale, as x=90 degrees and at the figure it's not so.

I asked the similar question to the GMAT tutor Ian Stewart and he kindly gave me explanation. So, below is how GMAT draws the diagrams:

"In general, you should not trust the scale of GMAT diagrams, either in Problem Solving or Data Sufficiency. It used to be true that Problem Solving diagrams were drawn to scale unless mentioned otherwise, but I've seen recent questions where that is clearly not the case. So I'd only trust a diagram I'd drawn myself. ...

Here I'm referring only to the scale of diagrams; the relative lengths of line segments in a triangle, for example. ... You can accept the relative ordering of points and their relative locations as given (if the vertices of a pentagon are labeled ABCDE clockwise around the shape, then you can take it as given that AB, BC, CD, DE and EA are the edges of the pentagon; if a line is labeled with four points in A, B, C, D in sequence, you can take it as given that AC is longer than both AB and BC; if a point C is drawn inside a circle, unless the question tells you otherwise, you can assume that C is actually within the circle; if what appears to be a straight line is labeled with three points A, B, C, you can assume the line is actually straight, and that B is a point on the line -- the GMAT would never include as a trick the possibility that ABC actually form a 179 degree angle that is imperceptible to the eye, to give a few examples).

So don't trust the lengths of lines, but do trust the sequence of points on a line, or the location of points within or outside figures in a drawing. "

Hope it helps.
_________________

NEW TO MATH FORUM? PLEASE READ THIS: ALL YOU NEED FOR QUANT!!!

PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW: 11 Rules for Posting!!!

RESOURCES: [GMAT MATH BOOK]; 1. Triangles; 2. Polygons; 3. Coordinate Geometry; 4. Factorials; 5. Circles; 6. Number Theory; 7. Remainders; 8. Overlapping Sets; 9. PDF of Math Book; 10. Remainders; 11. GMAT Prep Software Analysis NEW!!!; 12. SEVEN SAMURAI OF 2012 (BEST DISCUSSIONS) NEW!!!; 12. Tricky questions from previous years. NEW!!!;

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS:
PS: 1. Tough and Tricky questions; 2. Hard questions; 3. Hard questions part 2; 4. Standard deviation; 5. Tough Problem Solving Questions With Solutions; 6. Probability and Combinations Questions With Solutions; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 12 Easy Pieces (or not?); 9 Bakers' Dozen; 10 Algebra set. ,11 Mixed Questions, 12 Fresh Meat

DS: 1. DS tough questions; 2. DS tough questions part 2; 3. DS tough questions part 3; 4. DS Standard deviation; 5. Inequalities; 6. 700+ GMAT Data Sufficiency Questions With Explanations; 7 Tough and tricky exponents and roots questions; 8 The Discreet Charm of the DS ; 9 Devil's Dozen!!!; 10 Number Properties set., 11 New DS set.


What are GMAT Club Tests?
25 extra-hard Quant Tests

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 12 May 2009
Posts: 54
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 18

Re: In the figure to the right, what is the value of x? [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2009, 17:22
Thanks Bunuel. That helps alot!
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 09 Sep 2013
Posts: 2872
Followers: 208

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: In the figure to the right, what is the value of x? [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2014, 06:41
Hello from the GMAT Club BumpBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________

GMAT Books | GMAT Club Tests | Best Prices on GMAT Courses | GMAT Mobile App | Math Resources | Verbal Resources

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Jul 2013
Posts: 62
Concentration: Strategy, Sustainability
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V39
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 6

Re: In the figure to the right, what is the value of x? [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2014, 10:26
How is x=90?

According to me it should be 85?
Expert Post
Math Expert
User avatar
Joined: 02 Sep 2009
Posts: 23422
Followers: 3619

Kudos [?]: 28996 [0], given: 2874

Re: In the figure to the right, what is the value of x? [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2014, 10:37
Expert's post
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Jul 2013
Posts: 62
Concentration: Strategy, Sustainability
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V39
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 6

Re: In the figure to the right, what is the value of x? [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2014, 11:25
Wow!! I clearly had a brain freeze there.

Thanks!
Re: In the figure to the right, what is the value of x?   [#permalink] 07 Sep 2014, 11:25
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic What is the value of x in the figure given ? antoxavier 1 14 Jul 2013, 19:51
14 In the figure above, what is the value of x? emmak 5 25 Mar 2013, 21:57
Experts publish their posts in the topic In the figure shown, what is the value of x? thagem01 5 08 Aug 2012, 06:39
54 Experts publish their posts in the topic In the figure shown, what is the value of x? shorteverything 17 25 Jul 2010, 19:24
5 Experts publish their posts in the topic In the figure shown, what is the value of x? sdrandom1 8 27 Jun 2009, 19:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In the figure to the right, what is the value of x?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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®.