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In the figure, ABCD is a square, and all the dots are evenly spaced:
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In the figure, ABCD is a square, and all the dots are evenly spaced: each vertical or horizontal distance between two adjacent dots is 3 units. Find the area of the shaded region. A. 60 B. 72 C. 81 D. 96 E. 120 Attachment:
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29 Oct 2017, 05:49
72.. just rearrange the diag to get half the square Sent from my SMG615F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app



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B 72 There are six parallelograms with an area of 9 units square each. There are four right angled triangles with an area of 4.5 units square each Sent from my SMG935F using GMAT Club Forum mobile app



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29 Oct 2017, 19:28
Rearranging blue areas we see that from every single of the 16 sqaures a half portion is coloured. So total coloured sqaures are 8 , hence 9*8 = 72 Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure, ABCD is a square, and all the dots are evenly spaced: each vertical or horizontal distance between two adjacent dots is 3 units. Find the area of the shaded region. A. 60 B. 72 C. 81 D. 96 E. 120 Attachment: The attachment ldvagm_img1.jpg is no longer available Attachment:
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The dots are evenly spaced; distances between dots are equal. As long as the shapes' side lengths are made with the same number of dots, they are congruent. "Move" some of the shaded parts, see diagram, left square. Right hand square: Now the shaded area is half the square's area. One side of the square = 4 dots * 3 units = 12 Square area = 12\(^2\) = 144 Shaded area = half of square = 72 Answer B
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31 Oct 2017, 12:59
There are 16 triangles of area 4.5 16*4.5 =72
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I got 72, which is B. All I did was count the triangles. There are probably more efficient ways.
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IMO B Total area of the square is (3*4)^2= 144 If we counted the number of blue triangles on the left handside, we will realize they complete the blue ones on the left handside to make half of the total area of the square. Therefore, the shaded area is 144/2 = 72
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure, ABCD is a square, and all the dots are evenly spaced: each vertical or horizontal distance between two adjacent dots is 3 units. Find the area of the shaded region. A. 60 B. 72 C. 81 D. 96 E. 120 Attachment: ldvagm_img1.jpg If the vertical or horizontal distance between two adjacent dots is 3 units, then the square has dimensions 12 by 12 So, the area of the ENTIRE SQUARE = (12)(12) = 144Now, notice that the square is comprised of 32 identical trianglesSince 16 of the triangles are shaded, the shaded regions represent 16/32 (aka 1/2) of the ENTIRE SQUARE In other words, the area of the shaded region = 1/2 of 144= 72 Answer: B Cheers, Brent
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