deepajain90 wrote:
Bunuel VeritasKarishmaIf "same" ladder was not mentioned, could we have still arrived at the same conclusion ?
If not, what would be the correct answer then ?
Please throw some light.
The same ladder means the hypotenuses are the same.
The two triangles are 45-45-90 and 30-60-90.
So for either triangle, if you know any one side's measure, you know the measure of all sides of that triangle.
Stmnt 1 gives one side of TUV so you know all sides of TUV. Since hypotenuse lengths are the same, you know all sides of RSV too and hence stmnt 1 alone is sufficient.
If the two hypotenuse were not equal, you would not know the length of sides of RSV.
Same logic applies to stmnt 2 too.
Hence, in that case, instead of (D), answer would be (C) since you would need both statements.
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