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# In the figure above, what is the value of z ?

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In the figure above, what is the value of z ?

A. 40
B. 45
C. 50
D. 55
E. 65

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Updated on: 13 Feb 2019, 22:26
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Solution

To find:
• The value of z, as per the figure

Approach and Working:

As per the figure,
• Angle ABE + angle CBE = 180
Or, angle CBE = 180 – 85 = 95
• Angle AEB + angle DEB = 180
Or, angle DEB = 180 – (x + 15) = 165 – x

• EBC + BCD + CDE + DEB = 360
Or, 95 + 2x – 5 + 65 + 165 – x = 360
Or, 320 + x = 360
Or, x = 40

Also, in triangle ABE,
• ABE + BEA + EAB = 180
Or, 85 + x + 15 + z = 180
Or, 85 + 40 + 15 + z = 180
Or, 140 + z = 180
Or, z = 40

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

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Originally posted by EgmatQuantExpert on 10 Feb 2019, 05:22.
Last edited by EgmatQuantExpert on 13 Feb 2019, 22:26, edited 1 time in total.
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In the figure above, what is the value of z ?

A. 40
B. 45
C. 50
D. 55
E. 65

we can solve by first detetmining value of x
95+2x-5+65+165-x=360
x= 40

now for triangle
85+55+z=180
z=40
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