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# In the figure above, N lies on line segment MO. Which of the following

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In the figure above, N lies on line segment MO. Which of the following gives y in terms of x?

(A) 2x
(B) 2x + 5
(C) 3x + 5
(D) 90 –x
(E) 180 – 3x

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25 Aug 2017, 00:20

The third angle formed in the triangle is 180 - x - y
because angles in a straight line sum up to 180.

The sum of three angles in a triangle, also sum up to 180.
180 - x - y + 2x + x + 5 = 180
2x + 5 - y = 0

Since we have been asked to find the value of y in terms of x,
we get y = 2x + 5(Option B)
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25 Aug 2017, 09:56
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, N lies on line segment MO. Which of the following gives y in terms of x?

(A) 2x
(B) 2x + 5
(C) 3x + 5
(D) 90 –x
(E) 180 – 3x

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Sometimes, in problems such as this one with many letters (vertices and variables), the written solution can be hard to follow. Hence diagram below.

Solve for y in terms of x by using the properties of exterior angles.

1. Exterior angle: Angle ONQ is an exterior angle whose measure is the sum of non-adjacent interior angles M and Q

∠ M + ∠ Q = ∠ ONQ

2. Given:

∠ M = 2x
∠ Q = x + 5
∠ ONQ = x + y

3. Equation and solution

∠ M + ∠ Q = ∠ ONQ

2x + (x + 5) = x + y

3x + 5 = x + y

2x + 5 = y

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26 Aug 2017, 19:29
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, N lies on line segment MO. Which of the following gives y in terms of x?

(A) 2x
(B) 2x + 5
(C) 3x + 5
(D) 90 –x
(E) 180 – 3x

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2017-08-25_1042_003.png

Let x = 30...........then2x = 60 & x + 5 = 35 & ∠ MNQ = 85

Therefore y = 180 - 85 -30 =65

Substitute in each choice

(A) 2x = 60.....................Eliminate

(B) 2x + 5 = 65...............Keep

(C) 3x + 5 = 95...............Eliminate

(D) 90 –x = 60................Eliminate

(E) 180 – 3x = 90 ...........Eliminate

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29 Aug 2017, 06:20
Exterior angle x+y = the sum of the interior opposite angles. Therefore, x+y = 3x + 5.
Y= 2x+5

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29 Aug 2017, 17:26
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, N lies on line segment MO. Which of the following gives y in terms of x?

(A) 2x
(B) 2x + 5
(C) 3x + 5
(D) 90 –x
(E) 180 – 3x

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2017-08-25_1042_003.png

We see that angle ONQ is an exterior angle of triangle NMQ, meaning that it is remote to the two interior angles M and Q. Since the measure of an exterior angle of a triangle is the sum of the measures of the two remote interior angles, we have:

x + y = 2x + (x + 5)

x + y = 3x + 5

y = 2x + 5

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