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We know from the figure that <BAC=x , <BDC=<BCD=2x
So BD=BC, since <BDC=<BAC+<ABD, this tells you <ABD=x as well.
Therefore, AD=BD, since we have already find out that BD=BC, so AD=BC. Statement 1 alone is sufficient.

Statement 2 tells you the value of X, but didn't tell you anything about the length of the segment, therefore is not sufficient.

Re: Gmat prep triangle lenght of side BC [#permalink]
23 Oct 2010, 14:12

Awesome Just one simple explanation for how <BDC = <BAC+<ABD, exterior angle in a triangle is the sum of the opposite interior angles. It took me a while to figure it out, may be helpful.

Re: Gmat prep triangle lenght of side BC [#permalink]
22 Nov 2010, 08:17

I was going to pick A originally, but upon seeing that x=36 (I assumed that x should be 30), I felt no choice but to pick C.

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