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# In the diagram above, if the area of triangle LNO is 32, then what is

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Re: In the diagram above, if the area of triangle LNO is 32, then what is [#permalink]
Shouldn't the answer be 32 as the two triangles must be congruent and hence have the same area?
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Re: In the diagram above, if the area of triangle LNO is 32, then what is [#permalink]
RanjaniRaghupathi wrote:
Shouldn't the answer be 32 as the two triangles must be congruent and hence have the same area?

Why do you think the two triangles are congruent? We were never told that LMNO is a rectangle. This is a great example of "Note: figure not drawn to scale" being very important.

Remember, no assumptions. Use only the information provided and what can be inferred from it.

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