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In the figure above, ABCD is a square. What are the coordinates of poi
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In the figure above, ABCD is a square. What are the coordinates of point B? (A) (4,2) (B) (2,4) (C) (2,6) (D) (4, 6) (E) (6,2) Attachment:
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Another approach: Diagonals will intersect at midpoints of the two lines. Let B be (x,y) So, (x + 0)/2 = (4 + (6))/2 which gives x = 2 (y + (4))/2 = (2+0)/2 which gives y = 6 Hence B is (2,6), Option C.
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure above, ABCE is a square. What are the coordinates of point B? (A) (4,2) (B) (2,4) (C) (2,6) (D) (4, 6) (E) (6,2) ABC D is a square as per the given geometrical figure. ("ABC E" may be a typo error) AB  CD Or, slope of line AB=Slope of line CD Or, \(\frac{y0}{x(6)}\)=\(\frac{2(4)}{40}\) (Coordinates of vertex B is (x,y) say) Or,\(y=\frac{3x+18}{2}\)(1) Since vertex B lies in \(Q_{2}\), so x<0 & y>0 Option D & E are eliminated. Now, among options A, B, and C; option C satisfies the eq(1) above. Therefore. Ans(C).
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Another Approach:
Since the distance between each of the points, A, B , C and D should be same..So we know that the distance between each of the points should be \sqrt{6^2+4^2}. And only one option (2,6) gives us that distance.



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Bunuel wrote: In the figure above, ABCE is a square. What are the coordinates of point B? (A) (4,2) (B) (2,4) (C) (2,6) (D) (4, 6) (E) (6,2) We can get the answer without calculating anything except two obvious lengths, using either elimination or the "box" method Eliminate: • Answers D) (4, 6) and E) (6,2). Coordinates of B are in Q II (x,y). D and E have (x, y) • Answer A: (4, 2) is the mirror point for C (4, 2). Not allowed. Square is not symmetric about the axes. If you were to flip C across the yaxis, its mirror point would be (4, 2) C's mirror point across the yaxis cannot be a vertex because the square is not symmetric about the axes. • Answer B: (2,4). Distance of B from xaxis MUST be greater than distance of D from xaxis. More than half of the square is in QI and QII. The ycoordinate of B (the height of B from the xaxis) MUST be greater than D's distance from xaxis. D's distance is 4. B must be > 4 That leaves one answer: (2, 6) Answer CAttachment:
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The "box method"If geometric figures are not parallel to the x and yaxes, draw a box around the figure. Now we have congruent right triangles all around the smaller square. The side lengths of those triangles are easy to find because they are right triangles whose vertical and horizontal legs can be measured with the x and yaxes. From line segment AO = 6 and properties of a square (parallel sides) we know that one segment of a side of large blueedged square = 6 From line segment DO = 4 and properties of a square we know that the other segment of a blueedged side = 4 A square inscribed in a square divides the sides of the larger square proportionally (Pythagorean theorem) The larger square's sides are in segments of length 6, 4 Right triangle ABX has height 6. By properties of a right triangle (perpendicular legs), point X and point B are collinear. The ycoordinate of B is 6. That leaves one answer. (2, 6)Answer CIf you wanted to ascertain the xcoordinate, keep in mind the larger square side's a, b, a, b pattern By properties of a square, Points C and Y MUST have the same xcoordinate. Both are 4 away from the yaxis. But segment BY must have length 6 (by property of inscribed square) In QII, then, the distance of B from the yaxis is (64) = 2 Because the vertex is in QII, its xcoordinate is ( 2, 6)
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure above, ABCE is a square. What are the coordinates of point B? (A) (4,2) (B) (2,4) (C) (2,6) (D) (4, 6) (E) (6,2) We have a right triangle in the third quadrant which sides are 4 and 6, the hypotenuse is 4^2 + 6^2 = \sqrt{52} So, if we would draw a triangle in the forth quadrant the hypotenuse would be \sqrt{52}, the side parallel to the Y axes sould be 6, just option B has this value. Option B.



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AB and DC are parallel, which means the slopes are identical. Also, distances AB = DC. This means that the change in the xcoordinate and ycoordinate from D to C will be the same as the change from A to B. xcoordinate of D increases by 4 to reach xcoordinate of C ycoordinate of D increases by 6 to reach ycoordinate of C so: xcoordinate of A must increase by 4 to reach xcoordinate of B: 6+4=2 ycoordinate of A must increase by 6 to reach ycoordinate of B: 0+6=6 Therefore the coordinates of B are (2,6). Answer B.
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure above, ABCE is a square. What are the coordinates of point B? (A) (4,2) (B) (2,4) (C) (2,6) (D) (4, 6) (E) (6,2) Dear Moderator , There seems to be a small typo here, Square ABCE has come up instead of square ABCD. Hope you will do the needful, Thank you.
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stne wrote: Bunuel wrote: In the figure above, ABCE is a square. What are the coordinates of point B? (A) (4,2) (B) (2,4) (C) (2,6) (D) (4, 6) (E) (6,2) Dear Moderator , There seems to be a small typo here, Square ABCE has come up instead of square ABCD. Hope you will do the needful, Thank you. _________________ Edited. Thank you.
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure above, ABCD is a square. What are the coordinates of point B? (A) (4,2) (B) (2,4) (C) (2,6) (D) (4, 6) (E) (6,2) Another one !! since it is a square , the distance between any two points should be same . distance between c and d = \sqrt{42} so \sqrt{42}= \sqrt{(4x)^2+(2y)^2} C satisfies the equation for x and y



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You all give very fine mathematical solutions. Let me give you an alternative that took me 20s. Measure distance from (0,0) to (6, 0) with my pen. Compare it point B. Seems like x=2 and Y=6. Check options: Answer is C. PS questions are always drawn to scale unless stated otherwise. +1 if you think this was useful.
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ErikLewe wrote: You all give very fine mathematical solutions. Let me give you an alternative that took me 20s. Measure distance from (0,0) to (6, 0) with my pen. Compare it point B. Seems like x=2 and Y=6. Check options: Answer is C. PS questions are always drawn to scale unless stated otherwise.
+1 if you think this was useful. That solution should be absolutely fine. I read this approach in the Princeton review book. So it should be approved .



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