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# In the figure above, m is parallel to n, but n is not parallel to p.

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In the figure above, m is parallel to n, but n is not parallel to p. If z + w = 5, what is the ratio of z to w?

(A) 1 : 3
(B) 2 : 3
(C) 3 : 4
(D) 4 : 3
(E) cannot be determined

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08 Aug 2017, 02:25

It has been given in the diagram that m is parallel to n, but n is not parallel to p.
So if z + w = 5, we cannot clearly tell the value of z and w.
Since the traversals are not parallel to each other.
Hence the ratio of w to z cannot be determined.

Hence Option E is the correct answer.

P.S the ratio would be 3:2 if the traversals were also parallel to each other!
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08 Aug 2017, 02:27
pushpitkc wrote:

It has been given in the diagram that m is parallel to n, but n is not parallel to p.
So if z + w = 5, we cannot clearly tell the value of z and w.
Since the traversals are not parallel to each other.
Hence the ratio of w to z cannot be determined.

Hence Option E is the correct answer.

P.S the ratio would be 3:2 if the traversals were also parallel to each other!

Hi pushpitkc

can u help elaborate "the ratio would be 3:2 if the traversals were also parallel to each other"
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08 Aug 2017, 02:44
Luckisnoexcuse wrote:

Hi pushpitkc

can u help elaborate "the ratio would be 3:2 if the traversals were also parallel to each other"

If the traversals are also parallel, the distance between the parallel lines will also be 3.
For the lines to be parallel, the length of the traversal has to be equal, else the lines can't be parellel.

Since z+w = 5, w = 5-3 = 2
Hence, z:w = 3:2
Hope that helps!
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08 Aug 2017, 02:48
pushpitkc wrote:
Luckisnoexcuse wrote:

Hi pushpitkc

can u help elaborate "the ratio would be 3:2 if the traversals were also parallel to each other"

If the traversals are also parallel, the distance between the parallel lines will also be 3.
For the lines to be parallel, the traversal has to be equal, else the lines can't be parellel.

Since z+w = 5, w = 5-3 = 2
Hence, z:w = 3:2
Hope that helps!

nooo i think i got it if the two intersecting lines are parallel then z will take 3 irrespective

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