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Bunuel wrote: manimgoindowndown wrote: Hey I had the same question as the last poster. How do we know that BD and DC are of the same length? or that angle BAC has been bisected? They are not equal: \(BD=\frac{6}{\sqrt{3}}\) (from the first statement) and \(AD=6*\sqrt{3}\) (from the second statement). I think answer is E, since it is not given that BDC points are collinear.



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virendrasd wrote: Bunuel wrote: manimgoindowndown wrote: Hey I had the same question as the last poster. How do we know that BD and DC are of the same length? or that angle BAC has been bisected? They are not equal: \(BD=\frac{6}{\sqrt{3}}\) (from the first statement) and \(AD=6*\sqrt{3}\) (from the second statement). I think answer is E, since it is not given that BDC points are collinear. That's not correct. OG13, page 272: A figure accompanying a data sufficiency problem will conform to the information given in the question but will not necessarily conform to the additional information given in statements (1) and (2). Lines shown as straight can be assumed to be straight and lines that appear jagged can also be assumed to be straight. You may assume that the positions of points, angles, regions, and so forth exist in the order shown and that angle measures are greater than zero degrees. All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated. OG13, page 150: Figures: A figure accompanying a problem solving question is intended to provide information useful in solving the problem. Figures are drawn as accurately as possible. Exceptions will be clearly noted. Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight. The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero. All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated. Hope it helps.
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what if question wud have been like this.. If AD is 6, and ADC is a right angle, what is the area of equilateral triangle ABC?
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sanjoo wrote: what if question wud have been like this..
If AD is 6, and ADC is a right angle, what is the area of equilateral triangle ABC? Then statement 1 would have been irrelevant and statement 2 would have been incorrect. If side of an equilateral triangle is 12, the altitude would be \((\sqrt{3}/2)*12 = 6*\sqrt{3}\) But AD is given to be 6.
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Main take away from this question is: Figures are not drawn to scale.rest explanations are already given.
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amitjash wrote: Attachment: Triangle.jpg If AD is 6 and ADC is a right angle, what is the area of triangular region ABC? (1) Angle ABD = 60° (2) AC = 12 I tried not to solve everything as it is a DS question... Area is equal to base x height / 2 AD is height, BC is the base. We need to find the value of BC. 1. since B is 60 degree, A in ABD is 30. we have 1 leg, and we know the property of 306090 right triangle we can find BD. but since we don't know whether AD divides BC in two equal parts, then we can't tell exactly whether we can find BC. 2. AC = 12. We can find DC. we are faced with the same problem  can't find BD. 1+2 we have BD and we have DC. we can find the answer. C



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AccipiterQ wrote: Bunuel wrote: amitjash wrote: If AD is 6 and ADC is a right angle, what is the area of triangular region ABC? 1. Angle ABD=60 2. AC=12
Can someone explain??? There should be a diagram attached: Attachment: 2cr0lsz.jpg Given: \(AD=6\). Question: \(area_{ABC}=\frac{1}{2}*AD*BC=\frac{1}{2}*6*(BD+DC)=3(BD+DC)=?\) (1) Angle ABD = 60 > triangle ABD is 306090 triangle, so the sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\) > as AD=6 (larger leg opposite 60 degrees angle) then \(BD=\frac{6}{\sqrt{3}}\) (smallest leg opposite 30 degrees angle). But we still don't know DC. Not sufficient. (2) AC=12, we can find DC. But we still don't know BD. Not sufficient. (1)+(2) We know both BD and DC, hence we can find area. Sufficient. Answer: C. I thought if you dropped a line down from a triangle vertex and it formed a right angle on the opposite side then that line bisected the side? So in this case if you know what BD is then you know what DC is? I also assumed a similar thing . But I believe a perpendicular only bisects the angle at the vertex IF the perpendicular bisects the opposite side .. and vice versa . So we cannot assume the perpendicular is an angle / side bisector unless it was explicitly mentioned in the stem



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Bunuel wrote: amitjash wrote: If AD is 6 and ADC is a right angle, what is the area of triangular region ABC? 1. Angle ABD=60 2. AC=12
Can someone explain??? There should be a diagram attached: Attachment: 2cr0lsz.jpg Given: \(AD=6\). Question: \(area_{ABC}=\frac{1}{2}*AD*BC=\frac{1}{2}*6*(BD+DC)=3(BD+DC)=?\) (1) Angle ABD = 60 > triangle ABD is 306090 triangle, so the sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\) > as AD=6 (larger leg opposite 60 degrees angle) then \(BD=\frac{6}{\sqrt{3}}\) (smallest leg opposite 30 degrees angle). But we still don't know DC. Not sufficient. (2) AC=12, we can find DC. But we still don't know BD. Not sufficient. (1)+(2) We know both BD and DC, hence we can find area. Sufficient. Answer: C. Hi Bunuel Cant we assume that that AD bisects BC into two? Please clear my doubt thanks



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zanaik89 wrote: Bunuel wrote: amitjash wrote: If AD is 6 and ADC is a right angle, what is the area of triangular region ABC? 1. Angle ABD=60 2. AC=12
Can someone explain??? There should be a diagram attached: Attachment: 2cr0lsz.jpg Given: \(AD=6\). Question: \(area_{ABC}=\frac{1}{2}*AD*BC=\frac{1}{2}*6*(BD+DC)=3(BD+DC)=?\) (1) Angle ABD = 60 > triangle ABD is 306090 triangle, so the sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\) > as AD=6 (larger leg opposite 60 degrees angle) then \(BD=\frac{6}{\sqrt{3}}\) (smallest leg opposite 30 degrees angle). But we still don't know DC. Not sufficient. (2) AC=12, we can find DC. But we still don't know BD. Not sufficient. (1)+(2) We know both BD and DC, hence we can find area. Sufficient. Answer: C. Hi Bunuel Cant we assume that that AD bisects BC into two? Please clear my doubt thanks No. The height and the median coincide only in isosceles/equilateral triangle, when the height is dropped from the vertex formed by equal sides to the base.
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zanaik89 wrote: Bunuel wrote: amitjash wrote: If AD is 6 and ADC is a right angle, what is the area of triangular region ABC? 1. Angle ABD=60 2. AC=12
Can someone explain??? There should be a diagram attached: Attachment: 2cr0lsz.jpg Given: \(AD=6\). Question: \(area_{ABC}=\frac{1}{2}*AD*BC=\frac{1}{2}*6*(BD+DC)=3(BD+DC)=?\) (1) Angle ABD = 60 > triangle ABD is 306090 triangle, so the sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\) > as AD=6 (larger leg opposite 60 degrees angle) then \(BD=\frac{6}{\sqrt{3}}\) (smallest leg opposite 30 degrees angle). But we still don't know DC. Not sufficient. (2) AC=12, we can find DC. But we still don't know BD. Not sufficient. (1)+(2) We know both BD and DC, hence we can find area. Sufficient. Answer: C. Hi Bunuel Cant we assume that that AD bisects BC into two? Please clear my doubt thanks So u mean that since it isnt given that triangle ABC is an isoceles triangle or equilateral triangle, we can not consider AD as a perpendicular bisector right?



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