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# If a>b in the figure below, (the figure is not drawn to

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05 Aug 2014, 05:44
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If a>b in the figure below, (the figure is not drawn to scale,) then which of the following must be true?

A. x<0
B. x=0
C. x>0
D. There is no x that fits the information in the question.
E. The information in the question is not sufficient to determine which of the answers A-C is true.
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05 Aug 2014, 06:31
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If a>b in the figure below, (the figure is not drawn to scale,) then which of the following must be true?

A. x<0
B. x=0
C. x>0
D. There is no x that fits the information in the question.
E. The information in the question is not sufficient to determine which of the answers A-C is true.

since a > b angle opposite to the greater side should be more
so 40 +2x > 40 + 3x

= > x< 0
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Re: If a>b in the figure below, (the figure is not drawn to [#permalink]

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06 Aug 2014, 01:46
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x<0

For any triangle, Greater the angle, greater the side opposite to it.

For a>b; angle opposite to "a" (40+2x) should be MORE than angle opposite to B (40+3x)

So, (40+2x) should be greater than (40+3x)

40 being constant; 2x should be greater than 3x

To make it work, x should be NEGATIVE
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