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If ABCD is square and both AED and CDF are equilateral triangles, what

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If ABCD is square and both AED and CDF are equilateral triangles, what is the angle FGC?

A. 45o
B. 50o
C. 60o
D. 75o
E. 80o


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If ABCD is square and both AED and CDF are equilateral triangles, what is the angle FGC?

A. 45o
B. 50o
C. 60o
D. 75o
E. 80o


* A solution will be posted in two days.


Hi,

since it seems to be a complicated pics, let me label and draw again. pl see att figure

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let each side of square be x, so each side of equilateral side will also be x..

1) lets see the triangle ADF
angle D= 90+60=150
AD=DF=x so isosceles triangle..
angle DAF and Angle DFA= (180-150)/2=15

2) similarily in triangle CDE
angle DEC= angle DCE=15..

3) lets see the polygon in center which has D and G as opposite vertices...
angle D=90..
angle on the other two vertices= 180-90-15=75..
so all angles in this polygon=90+75+75+G=240+G=360..
so G= 120.

we are looking for angle ?...
G + ?=180..
120+?=180
?=60
ans C

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If ABCD is square and both AED and CDF are equilateral triangles, what is the angle FGC?

A. 45o
B. 50o
C. 60o
D. 75o
E. 80o


-> Angle ADC=90 degrees, angle DEC=angle DCE=angle DFA=angle DAF=15 degrees. Then, angle DCF=60 degrees and angle GFC=45 degrees, which makes angle G=60 degrees. Therefore, the answer is C.
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If ABCD is square and both AED and CDF are equilateral triangles, what is the angle FGC?

A. 45o
B. 50o
C. 60o
D. 75o
E. 80o


* A solution will be posted in two days.

Not sure if my approach is right .But here is what I thought.

Given ABCD is a square , AD,DC,AE,ED,DF,FC all are equal.
So EC and AF should be equal as angles ADE and CDF are both 60 each.
In the original AED construct all are 60 each.
angle AED = angle AEG + angle GED
or loss of angle GED is gained by angle GAD in the triangle .
as everything got balanced , angle EDA should be angle EGA or angle FGC => 60
Answer is C
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