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In the figure above, if F is a point on the line that bisects angle ACD and the measure of angle DCF is x°, which of the following is true of x ?

(A) 90 <= x < 100
(B) 100 <= x < 110
(C) 110 <= x < 120
(D) 120 <= x < 130
(E) 130 <= x < 140

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In the figure above, if F is a point on the line that bisects angle ACD and the measure of angle DCF is x°, which of the following is true of x ?

(A) 90 <= x <= 100
(B) 100 <= x <= 110
(C) 110 <= x <= 120
(D) 120 <= x <= 130
(E) 130 <= x <= 140

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Since line BF bisects angle ACD, then angle BCD is 90°/2=45°. Together with angle x they comprise a straight line, which implies that 45°+x=180°. Therefore x=135°.

Answer: E.
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Assume an imaginary point B on the line between A and D. Since angle ACD is 90 and the line bisects ACD, angle ACB = angle DCB = 45.
Since a straight line has 180 degree,
angle BCD + x = 180
45 + x = 180
x = 135.

So, x lies between 130 and 140. Ans is (E).
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Given that the line bisects the angle ACD which 90 deg so angle DCE is 45 deg.

Now 45 +Angle x= 180 by Linear Pair axiom so

Angle x= 135 and hence ans E
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i know that square symbol always represents a 90 degree angle in GMAT, here I was confused since angle BCA and angle BCD are also equal because of bisector.
Can the symbol in q stem not represent two bisecting angles?
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i know that square symbol always represents a 90 degree angle in GMAT, here I was confused since angle BCA and angle BCD are also equal because of bisector.
Can the symbol in q stem not represent two bisecting angles?


Hi adkikani

generally equal angles are represented by two similar "CURVED" lines. Here it is representing two perpendicular lines.
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Given angle DCA = 90 degrees

Also we know that
angle DCA + angle DCF + angle ACF=360 degrees (Internal + External angles)

90 degrees + angle DCF + angle ACF=360 degrees
angle DCF + angle ACF=270 degrees

(since angle bisector angle DCF = angle ACF )
2x= 270 degrees
Thus x= 135 degrees
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