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2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX = XA=m and AB=n, what is the area of a square CKHZ, in terms of m and n?


A. \(\sqrt{3m^2+n^2}\)

B. \(3m^2+n^2\)

C. \(\sqrt{3}m^2+n^2\)

D. \(\sqrt{m^2+3n^2}\)

E. \(m^2+3n^2\)


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Originally posted by gmatbusters on 06 Oct 2018, 10:37.
Last edited by Bunuel on 16 Oct 2018, 01:52, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: 2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX =  [#permalink]

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If you enlarge the diagram above, we get below figure
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Here, the angles of the triangle is 90deg:60deg:30deg, so the corresponding ratio of the side lengths is 1:√3:2, as shown below.
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Then, you get ZA= 2TA = 2((√3 m)/2)=√3m. Since ∠ZAC=90deg, according to the Pythagorean Theorem,
We get \(ZC^2 =ZA^2 + CA^2\) = \((√3m)^2+n^2=3m^2+n^2\), and the area of the square CKHZ = \(ZC^2 = 3m^2+n^2\). Therefore, the answer is B.
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Re: 2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX =  [#permalink]

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triangle AZC is a right angled triangle

and AC= n

XZ= n ,AX=n
so in AZ = ?

sin 120/ AZ = sin 30/n

so sqrt 3/2AZ = 1/2n

so AZ= n sqrt 3

so CZ ^2= sqrt (AZ^2 + AC^2) = 3n^2 + m^2= area of square

E is the answer
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New post 06 Oct 2018, 11:03
In my opinion (B) is the answer. I have made some constructions and the solution is in image.

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Re: 2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX =  [#permalink]

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New post 06 Oct 2018, 11:09
Draw a line to connect Z and A

Angle ZXA = 180∘ - angle ZXY = 90∘

Triangle ZXA is isoceles --> Angle XAZ = 30∘, ZA = 2 x (m\sqrt{3}/2) = m\sqrt{3}

Angle ZAC = 180∘ - Angle XAZ - Angle CAB = 180∘ - 30∘ - 60∘ = 90∘

--> ZC = \sqrt{\(ZA^{2}\) + \(AC^{2}\)} = \sqrt{\((m[square_root]3})^{2}\) + \(n^{2}\)[/square_root]

--> Area of square CKHZ = \((m\sqrt{3})^{2}\) + \(n^{2}\)

--> Option B
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Re: 2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX =  [#permalink]

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Use Pythagoras theorem

How?

Find the base and height of the triangle formed whose side is the side of square

Height(the horizontal part) comes out (after a few calculations) as (3n+m)/2 and base(upright( as root(3)/2(m-n)

Use Pythagoras theorem (result turns out nicely as 3m^2+n^2

B

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Re: 2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX =  [#permalink]

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New post 06 Oct 2018, 13:07
I am glad that finally I could solve it.......... nice one. Worth the time.
But if this shows up in the exam ........
( :-) I hope I can figure out the effort required in 1 min and move on
(unless I can borrow some gray matter from the amazing Quant minds of the GC Community))

........... Thanks again .
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Hi..Congrats for getting it right.Could u please elaborate ur explanation? I am not clear with the image that u hve uploaded.

Thanks & Regards,

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In my opinion (B) is the answer. I have made some constructions and the solution is in image.

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Re: 2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX =  [#permalink]

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gmatbusters wrote:
2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX = XA=m and AB=n, what is the area of a square CKHZ, in terms of m and n?


A. \(\sqrt{3m^2+n^2}\)

B. \(3m^2+n^2\)

C. \(\sqrt{3}m^2+n^2\)

D. \(\sqrt{m^2+3n^2}\)

E. \(m^2+3n^2\)


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Hi gmatbusters,

The figure is not visible in the question , kindly look into this. Thank you.
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gmatbusters wrote:
2 equilateral triangles XYZ and ABC are shown as above figure. If YX = XA=m and AB=n, what is the area of a square CKHZ, in terms of m and n?


A. \(\sqrt{3m^2+n^2}\)

B. \(3m^2+n^2\)

C. \(\sqrt{3}m^2+n^2\)

D. \(\sqrt{m^2+3n^2}\)

E. \(m^2+3n^2\)


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Hi gmatbusters,

The figure is not visible in the question , kindly look into this. Thank you.

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