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Note: Figure not drawn to scale. In the figure above, STVW is a square, SX and YZ intersect at point W, and UW is twice as long as UV. What is the value of b?

A. 20
B. 40
C. 60
D. 120
E. 180

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In the figure above, STVW is a square, SX and YZ intersect at point W, and UW is twice as long as UV. What is the value of b?

A. 20
B. 40
C. 60
D. 120
E. 180

from given fig W would be 90
and each of a would be 22.5
a and B are opposite , b would be ~40 ie B..

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Note: Figure not drawn to scale. In the figure above, STVW is a square, SX and YZ intersect at point W, and UW is twice as long as UV. What is the value of b?

A. 20
B. 40
C. 60
D. 120
E. 180

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STVW is a square. so $$\angle$$UVW = $$90^o$$.
So $$UV^2+VW^2 = UW^2$$, given UV=l & UW = 2l;
=> $$l^2 + VW^2 = (2l)^2$$
=> $$VW = \sqrt{3}$$
so $$\triangle UVW$$ is 1: $$\sqrt{3}$$: 2 triangle($$30^o:60^o:90^o$$) => so $$\angle VWU = 30^o$$ => $$\angle UWS = 90^o - 30^o = 60^o = 3a$$ => $$\angle 2a = 2*20^o = 40^o= b$$
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b = 2a (Vertically Opposite Angles)
Angle V = 90 degrees.
In Triangle WVU, UW = 2UV.
Angle VWU = 30 degrees ( 30-60 -90)
Angle UWS = 3a = 90 - 30 = 60.
a = 20
b = 2a = 40.
Ans . b
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This might sound like an amateurish doubt, but I am unable to understand as to why is b not equal to 3a?
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This might sound like an amateurish doubt, but I am unable to understand as to why is b not equal to 3a?

Hi,

b = 2a ( Vertically opposite Angles).
The lines ZY and SX intersect at W.
At this point of intersection, two angles are formed Angle ZWS and Angle XWY.
These two angles are vertically opposite.
Hope it clears the doubt.
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Akshay_Naik wrote:
b = 2a (Vertically Opposite Angles)
Angle V = 90 degrees.
In Triangle WVU, UW = 2UV.
Angle VWU = 30 degrees ( 30-60 -90)
Angle UWS = 3a = 90 - 30 = 60.
a = 20
b = 2a = 40.
Ans . b

Could you explain me why angle VWU=30 degrees? I know that one side equal 90 but how do you the 2 others equal 30 and 60?

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malbash01 wrote:
Akshay_Naik wrote:
b = 2a (Vertically Opposite Angles)
Angle V = 90 degrees.
In Triangle WVU, UW = 2UV.
Angle VWU = 30 degrees ( 30-60 -90)
Angle UWS = 3a = 90 - 30 = 60.
a = 20
b = 2a = 40.
Ans . b

Could you explain me why angle VWU=30 degrees? I know that one side equal 90 but how do you the 2 others equal 30 and 60?

Hi,

If you consider Triangle UVW, it is given in the problem statement that UW is twice UV.
Consider UV as x, UW would become 2x. Now apply the Pythagoras Theorem.
4x(square) - x(square) = vw(square).
VW = (square root)3x.

Compare all the angles in triangles, the ratio would be 1:2: square root 3.
This tells us that Angle UWV is 30 and Angle WUV = 60.

Hope it solves the doubt,
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Akshay_Naik wrote:
malbash01 wrote:
Akshay_Naik wrote:
b = 2a (Vertically Opposite Angles)
Angle V = 90 degrees.
In Triangle WVU, UW = 2UV.
Angle VWU = 30 degrees ( 30-60 -90)
Angle UWS = 3a = 90 - 30 = 60.
a = 20
b = 2a = 40.
Ans . b

Could you explain me why angle VWU=30 degrees? I know that one side equal 90 but how do you the 2 others equal 30 and 60?

Hi,

If you consider Triangle UVW, it is given in the problem statement that UW is twice UV.
Consider UV as x, UW would become 2x. Now apply the Pythagoras Theorem.
4x(square) - x(square) = vw(square).
VW = (square root)3x.

Compare all the angles in triangles, the ratio would be 1:2: square root 3.
This tells us that Angle UWV is 30 and Angle WUV = 60.

Hope it solves the doubt,

Thank you!!

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