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In the figure above, if x/(x + y) = 3/8, then x = (A) 60 (B) 67.5 (C) 72 (D) 108 (E) 112.5 Problem Solving Question: 30 Category: Geometry; Algebra Angle measures; Simultaneous equations Page: 65 Difficulty: 600 The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND EditionAttachment:
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In the figure above, if x/(x + y) = 3/8, then x =(A) 60 (B) 67.5 (C) 72 (D) 108 (E) 112.5 Notice that the angles x and y form a straight line, therefore x + y = 180. Substitute: x/180 = 3/8 > x = 67.5. Answer: B.
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Bunuel wrote: The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND EditionAttachment: Untitled.png In the figure above, if x/(x + y) = 3/8, then x = (A) 60 (B) 67.5 (C) 72 (D) 108 (E) 112.5 Problem Solving Question: 30 Category: Geometry; Algebra Angle measures; Simultaneous equations Page: 65 Difficulty: 600 GMAT Club is introducing a new project: The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition  Quantitative Questions ProjectEach week we'll be posting several questions from The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition and then after couple of days we'll provide Official Answer (OA) to them along with a slution. We'll be glad if you participate in development of this project: 1. Please provide your solutions to the questions; 2. Please vote for the best solutions by pressing Kudos button; 3. Please vote for the questions themselves by pressing Kudos button; 4. Please share your views on difficulty level of the questions, so that we have most precise evaluation. Thank you! x+y= 180 if 8 > 180 then 3 > ? 180*3/8 = 67.5



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From the figure, we can say that x+y=180; Since, x is (3/8)*(x+y) x = (3/8) * 180 x = 67.5.
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Bunuel wrote: The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND EditionAttachment: Untitled.png In the figure above, if x/(x + y) = 3/8, then x = (A) 60 (B) 67.5 (C) 72 (D) 108 (E) 112.5 From the equation 5x = 3y and from the figure x + y =100 Instead of solving the equation, we can divide 100 into 8 parts and assign 5 parts to y and 3 parts of x. so x = 3*100/8 = 67.5  option B)
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From the diagram given, its clear that x should be less than 90 & its value has to be in decimal (\(\frac{180}{8}\) would not provide an integer) Only 67.5 fits in Answer = B
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PareshGmat wrote: From the diagram given, its clear that x should be less than 90 & its value has to be in decimal (\(\frac{180}{8}\) would not provide an integer)
Only 67.5 fits in
Answer = B I doubt that the GMAT diagrams are to scale. Kaplan says never take the diagram to scale unless specified. I think your approach here might not be the best one.
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sasyaharry wrote: PareshGmat wrote: From the diagram given, its clear that x should be less than 90 & its value has to be in decimal (\(\frac{180}{8}\) would not provide an integer)
Only 67.5 fits in
Answer = B I doubt that the GMAT diagrams are to scale. Kaplan says never take the diagram to scale unless specified. I think your approach here might not be the best one. OFFICIAL GUIDE:Problem SolvingFigures: All figures accompanying problem solving questions are intended to provide information useful in solving the problems. Figures are drawn as accurately as possible. Exceptions will be clearly noted. Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight. The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero. All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated. Data Sufficiency:Figures:• Figures conform to the information given in the question, but will not necessarily conform to the additional information given in statements (1) and (2). • Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight. • The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero. • All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure above, if x/(x + y) = 3/8, then x = (A) 60 (B) 67.5 (C) 72 (D) 108 (E) 112.5 Attachment: 20170728_1137_002.png from the figure, (x + y) = 180 i.e. x/(x + y) = 3/8 i.e. x/180 = 3/8 i.e. x = 67.5 Answer: option B
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Bunuel wrote: In the figure above, if x/(x + y) = 3/8, then x = (A) 60 (B) 67.5 (C) 72 (D) 108 (E) 112.5 Since we have two supplementary angles, x + y = 180. Thus, we can replace (x + y) with 180 in the equation and solve for x: x/(x + y) = 3/8 x/180 = 3/8 8x = 540 x = 67.5 Answer: B
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