Superman249 wrote:
IanStewart wrote:
If a line appears to be straight in a GMAT diagram (whether in PS or DS), it is a straight line. Most GMAT geometry questions would be unanswerable otherwise.
So this diagram contains two long straight lines, and a third shorter line (between angles x and v). Since x, y and v are three angles in a straight line, they sum to 180, and Statement 1 thus lets us find the value of v (v is 30 degrees). Statement 2 lets us find x (x is 50 degrees) but no other angle, so the answer is A.
If it is assumed that these are two long straight line
Why it is not assumed than a line in between is angle bisector; then we will have a value of v from the second equation as 50*
And Ans will be D
OFFICIAL GUIDE:Problem SolvingFigures: All figures accompanying problem solving questions are intended to provide information useful in solving the problems. 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.
Data Sufficiency:Figures:• Figures 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 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.