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In the figure above, if the length of MO is 10, is MNO an equilateral triangle? (1) The length of MN is 10. (2) h = 5\(\sqrt{3}\)
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Re: In the figure above, if the length of MO is 10, is MNO an equilateral
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SajjadAhmad wrote: In the figure above, if the length of MO is 10, is MNO an equilateral triangle?
(1) The length of MN is 10. (2) h = 5\(\sqrt{3}\) Hi, 6 people answered it till now and all 6 wrong.. It just tells us that we get carried away with sketches and believe what is not statedHere we believe that the altitude 'h' is in center of MN which is nowhere mentioned. Believing the altitude to be in middle of BASE and with two statements, we think the answer can be found. But we don't know if the point is in center, so we cannot answerCombined insufficient E
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In the above question if two sides are 10 each and height as 5root3 then the height is not in the middle, shifting the line anywhere else will not make the angle 90 which is a requirement for height of triangle which has been mentioned in the question. Please clarify
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In the figure above, if the length of MO is 10, is MNO an equilateral
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I agree that H is not in middle of the base, But How to identify that its not making 90 degrees on the base? Its given (H) which means Height... Can you please help me?
and if its a 90 degree , then we can evaluate the two portions of the base independently using both Options, Correct me if I am wrong.



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If the angle is 90 degrees then we can evaluate it . Sent from my ONE E1003 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
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Re: In the figure above, if the length of MO is 10, is MNO an equilateral
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chetan2u wrote: SajjadAhmad wrote: In the figure above, if the length of MO is 10, is MNO an equilateral triangle?
(1) The length of MN is 10. (2) h = 5\(\sqrt{3}\) Hi, 6 people answered it till now and all 6 wrong.. It just tells us that we get carried away with sketches and believe what is not statedHere we believe that the altitude 'h' is in center of MN which is nowhere mentioned. Believing the altitude to be in middle of BASE and with two statements, we think the answer can be found. But we don't know if the point is in center, so we cannot answerCombined insufficient E Is the angle 90 degrees? Yes or No? Why? Because height (H) is given and its always perpendicular to the base...If its 90 degrees then we can evaluate it



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In the figure above, if the length of MO is 10, is MNO an equilateral
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B) 30 60 90 triangles follow 1: root 3: 2 format
H is given as 5 root 3 so that makes the base 5 and the outside line 10.
A is not correct because the triangle could be an isosceles
Edit: upon further inspection, h is not given as the height. Without knowing that, the answer becomes E
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I think it is 'C' assuming h is height.
Statement 1 is Insuff. Because, MNO could be isosceles with MN=MO=10 and NO is some other value.
Statement2 is Insufficient (assuming h is indeed the height). Example: triangle MNO is a right angled triangle with angle NMO = \(90^o\) and MN = h = 5\(\sqrt{3}\)
Statements 1+2 together: Sufficient
Under height assumption for h we have, h = MN. sine(of angle MNO) => \(5\sqrt{3}\) = 10.sine(MNO) =>sine(MNO) = \(\sqrt{3}/2\) => angle MNO = \(60^o\)
Since MN=MO=10 hence other 2 angles are \(60^o\) each  Hence Equilateral triangle.



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shakun wrote: I think it is 'C' assuming h is height.
Statement 1 is Insuff. Because, MNO could be isosceles with MN=MO=10 and NO is some other value.
Statement2 is Insufficient (assuming h is indeed the height). Example: triangle MNO is a right angled triangle with angle NMO = \(90^o\) and MN = h = 5\(\sqrt{3}\)
Statements 1+2 together: Sufficient
Under height assumption for h we have, h = MN. sine(of angle MNO) => \(5\sqrt{3}\) = 10.sine(MNO) =>sine(MNO) = \(\sqrt{3}/2\) => angle MNO = \(60^o\)
Since MN=MO=10 hence other 2 angles are \(60^o\) each  Hence Equilateral triangle. If h is the height, it must be perpendicular to the base, meaning that B would be the answer Posted from my mobile device



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gmathopeful19 wrote: shakun wrote: I think it is 'C' assuming h is height.
Statement 1 is Insuff. Because, MNO could be isosceles with MN=MO=10 and NO is some other value.
Statement2 is Insufficient (assuming h is indeed the height). Example: triangle MNO is a right angled triangle with angle NMO = \(90^o\) and MN = h = 5\(\sqrt{3}\)
Statements 1+2 together: Sufficient
Under height assumption for h we have, h = MN. sine(of angle MNO) => \(5\sqrt{3}\) = 10.sine(MNO) =>sine(MNO) = \(\sqrt{3}/2\) => angle MNO = \(60^o\)
Since MN=MO=10 hence other 2 angles are \(60^o\) each  Hence Equilateral triangle. If h is the height, it must be perpendicular to the base, meaning that B would be the answer  Agreed, h will be perpendicular  that doesn't guarantee B. see my example against statement 2.



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@ gmathopeful19 wrote: shakun wrote: I think it is 'C' assuming h is height.
Statement 1 is Insuff. Because, MNO could be isosceles with MN=MO=10 and NO is some other value.
Statement2 is Insufficient (assuming h is indeed the height). Example: triangle MNO is a right angled triangle with angle NMO = \(90^o\) and MN = h = 5\(\sqrt{3}\)
Statements 1+2 together: Sufficient
Under height assumption for h we have, h = MN. sine(of angle MNO) => \(5\sqrt{3}\) = 10.sine(MNO) =>sine(MNO) = \(\sqrt{3}/2\) => angle MNO = \(60^o\)
Since MN=MO=10 hence other 2 angles are \(60^o\) each  Hence Equilateral triangle. If h is the height, it must be perpendicular to the base, meaning that B would be the answer  Agreed that h will be perpendicular but that doesn't guarantee B. See my example against statement 2.



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shakun wrote: @ gmathopeful19 wrote: shakun wrote: I think it is 'C' assuming h is height.
Statement 1 is Insuff. Because, MNO could be isosceles with MN=MO=10 and NO is some other value.
Statement2 is Insufficient (assuming h is indeed the height). Example: triangle MNO is a right angled triangle with angle NMO = \(90^o\) and MN = h = 5\(\sqrt{3}\)
Statements 1+2 together: Sufficient
Under height assumption for h we have, h = MN. sine(of angle MNO) => \(5\sqrt{3}\) = 10.sine(MNO) =>sine(MNO) = \(\sqrt{3}/2\) => angle MNO = \(60^o\)
Since MN=MO=10 hence other 2 angles are \(60^o\) each  Hence Equilateral triangle. If h is the height, it must be perpendicular to the base, meaning that B would be the answer  Agreed that h will be perpendicular but that doesn't guarantee B. See my example against statement 2. NMO could never be 90 in that case Posted from my mobile device



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Ans should be C. If the height is 5*root(3), MN = 10 and since the height is always perpendicular to base, so the height must intersect the base MO at midpoint. Then since, MO=MN=10 and height = 5*root(3) and it intersects the base at midpoint, so triangle MNO has to be an equilateral triangle.



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