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In the figure, ABC and ADC are right triangles.

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In the figure, ABC and ADC are right triangles. Which of the following could be the lengths of AD and DC, respectively?

(I) \(\sqrt{3}\) and \(\sqrt{4}\)
(II) 4 and 6
(III) 1 and \(\sqrt{24}\)
(IV) 1 and \(\sqrt{26}\)

(A) I and II only
(B) II and III only
(C) III and IV only
(D) IV and I only
(E) I, II and III only

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In the figure, ABC and ADC are right triangles. Which of the following could be the lengths of AD and DC, respectively?

(I) \(\sqrt{3}\) and \(\sqrt{4}\)
(II) 4 and 6
(III) 1 and \(\sqrt{24}\)
(IV) 1 and \(\sqrt{26}\)

(A) I and II only
(B) II and III only
(C) III and IV only
(D) IV and I only
(E) I, II and III only


Property: For a triangle to exist the sum of any two sides must be GREATER than the third side

With two sides of triangle ABC known as 3 and 4, the third side AC becomes 5 units long (Right angle triangle property)

Now checking options

(I) \(\sqrt{3}\) and \(\sqrt{4}\) but \(√3^2 + √4^2 ≠ 5^2\) hence not a possible case
(II) 4 and 6 but \(4^2 + 5^2 ≠ 6^2\) hence not a possible case
(III) 1 and \(\sqrt{24}\) but \(1^2 + √24^2 = 5^2\) hence a possible case
(IV) 1 and \(\sqrt{26}\) but \(1^2 + 5^2 = √26^2\) hence a possible case

Answer: Option C
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IMO C ...

We can see that AC = 5
As ADC is a right angle triangle and only options 3rd and 4th give the pythagoras triplets

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