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GMAT 1: 660 Q45 V35 GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38 In the figure above, the vertices of triangle ABC lie on the circumfer  [#permalink]

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### HideShow timer Statistics  In the figure above, the vertices of triangle ABC lie on the circumference of circle O. What is the value of x?

(A) 35
(B) 45
(C) 55
(D) 65
(E) 70

I'm puzzled. If one solve for angle AOB, it would imply a different result. Why?
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nechets wrote: In the figure above, the vertices of triangle ABC lie on the circumference of circle O. What is the value of x?

(A) 35
(B) 45
(C) 55
(D) 65
(E) 70

I'm puzzled. If one solve for angle AOB, it would imply a different result. Why?

All angels: Notice that OB = OC = radius, thus triangle OBC is isosceles. Therefore angle OCB = angle OBC --> x + x + 70° = 180° --> x = 55°.

Hope it's clear.

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nechets wrote:

In the figure above, the vertices of triangle ABC lie on the circumference of circle O. What is the value of x?

(A) 35
(B) 45
(C) 55
(D) 65
(E) 70

I'm puzzled. If one solve for angle AOB, it would imply a different result. Why?

Solution • Assuming the O is the center of the circle and AC is the diameter.
o We can infer that the lines OB = OC = OA = radius of the circle.
• Let us focus on the triangle OBC, in which OB = OC.
o Since, it is an isosceles triangle
o Angle OBC = Angle OCB = x
o And we know that angle BOC = 70
• Per our conceptual understanding –
o Sum of internal angles of a triangle = 180
o Thus, for triangle OBC, we can write
 70 + x + x = 180
 2x = 110
 x = 55
• Thus, the correct answer is Option C.

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nechets wrote: In the figure above, the vertices of triangle ABC lie on the circumference of circle O. What is the value of x?

(A) 35
(B) 45
(C) 55
(D) 65
(E) 70

Since sides OC and OB are radii, side OC = side OB, creating an isosceles triangle, and thus angle OCB = angle OBC = x.

Thus, we have:

2x + 70 = 180

2x = 110

x = 55

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nechets wrote: In the figure above, the vertices of triangle ABC lie on the circumference of circle O. What is the value of x?

(A) 35
(B) 45
(C) 55
(D) 65
(E) 70

I'm puzzled. If one solve for angle AOB, it would imply a different result. Why?

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stne wrote:
nechets wrote: In the figure above, the vertices of triangle ABC lie on the circumference of circle O. What is the value of x?

(A) 35
(B) 45
(C) 55
(D) 65
(E) 70

I'm puzzled. If one solve for angle AOB, it would imply a different result. Why?

Dear Moderator,
The figure of the above question is not visible , hope you will look into this. Thank you.

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