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If vertices of a triangle are A (10, 0), B (x, y) and C (30, 0)....

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If vertices of a triangle are A (10, 0), B (x, y) and C (30, 0), what is the area of the triangle?

(1) |x| = y = 20

(2) x = |y| = 20

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03 Jul 2018, 05:10
CAMANISHPARMAR wrote:
If vertices of a triangle are A (10, 0), B (x, y) and C (30, 0), what is the area of the triangle?

(1) |x| = y = 20

(2) x = |y| = 20

D..

look at the sketch figure...
AC = 30-10=20..
area = $$\frac{1}{2}*20*altitude=10*altitude$$
altitude depends on B(x,y) and just y component of B

(1) |x| = y = 20
so y= 20
area = 10*20=200
suff

(2) x = |y| =20
irrespective of y in any quadrant be it -20 or 20, the altitude will be 20 as area or altitude cannot be NEGATIVE
area = 10*20=200
suff

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Re: If vertices of a triangle are A (10, 0), B (x, y) and C (30, 0)....  [#permalink]

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03 Jul 2018, 07:20
CAMANISHPARMAR wrote:
If vertices of a triangle are A (10, 0), B (x, y) and C (30, 0), what is the area of the triangle?

(1) |x| = y = 20

(2) x = |y| = 20

This is a copy of our own question: https://gmatclub.com/forum/d01-183495.html
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