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# In the figure above, x =

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In the figure above, x =

(A) 100
(B) 120
(C) 130
(D) 140
(E) 160

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08 Aug 2017, 10:21
B. 120. the reason is :- 1) sum of linear pair of angles is 180, and 2) sum of the angles of a triangle is 180.
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08 Aug 2017, 10:24
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, x =

(A) 100
(B) 120
(C) 130
(D) 140
(E) 160

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180-100= 80 gives the second angle of the triangle. 40+80= 120= Exterior angle, hence B

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We know the third angle on the line is 60, hence the complimentary exterior angle would be 120. Hence, B.
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08 Aug 2017, 10:30
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, x =

(A) 100
(B) 120
(C) 130
(D) 140
(E) 160

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2017-08-08_2111.png

IMO B-120.
100 degrees = 40deg +(180-x)deg
x= 120 degrees.
Primary rule used : External angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of its two opposite internal angles.
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08 Aug 2017, 12:21
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, x =

(A) 100
(B) 120
(C) 130
(D) 140
(E) 160

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2017-08-08_2111.png

Let the unknown angles inside the triangle be $$y$$ and $$z$$.

$$y + z + 40 = 180$$ -------- (i)

Straight line has angles from left to right $$100^{\circ}$$, $$y^{\circ}$$ , $$z^{\circ}$$ and $$x^{\circ}$$ respectively.

Straight line has angle equal to $$180^{\circ}$$.

$$100 + y = 180$$

$$y = 180 - 100 => 80$$

Substituting value of $$y$$ in (i), we get;

$$80 + z + 40 = 180$$

$$120 + z = 180$$

$$z = 180 - 120 => 60$$

Straight line has angle equal to $$180^{\circ}$$.

$$z + x = 180$$

$$60 + x = 180$$

$$x = 180 - 60 => 120$$

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