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In the figure, point D divides side BC of triangle ABC into segments BD and DC of lengths 1 and 2 units respectively. Given that ÐADC = 60º and ÐABD = 45º, what is the measure of angle x in degrees? (Note: Figure is not drawn to scale.)

A. 55 B. 60 C. 70 D. 75 E. 90

Any idea guys what will be the correct answer please? Also any idea how can I cut and paste the pictures in my post? Is it possible?

In the figure, point D divides side BC of triangle ABC into segments BD and DC of lengths 1 and 2 units respectively. Given that ÐADC = 60º and ÐABD = 45º, what is the measure of angle x in degrees? (Note: Figure is not drawn to scale.)

(A) 55 (B) 60 (C) 70 (D) 75 (E) 90

Any idea guys what will be the correct answer please? Also any idea how can I cut and paste the pictures in my post? Is it possible?

Complete solution for all the angles is in the image below:

x=45+30=75.

Notes: Sides with one blue segment crossing them are equal and sides with two blues segments crossing them are equal too.

CO is perpendicular to AD --> OD=1 (from 30-60-90 right triangle property as sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\)) --> as OD=BD=1 then ODB is an isosceles triangle.

<CDO and <BDO are supplementary to each other (supplementary angles are two angles that add up to 180°), so <BDO=120 --> <DAB=180-(120+45)=15.

As ODB is an isosceles triangle --> <DOB=<DBO=30. <OBA=45-30=15 --> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB. Also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D.

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Re: In the figure, point D divides side BC of triangle ABC into [#permalink]

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18 Sep 2012, 00:07

Bunuel wrote:

enigma123 wrote:

In the figure, point D divides side BC of triangle ABC into segments BD and DC of lengths 1 and 2 units respectively. Given that ÐADC = 60º and ÐABD = 45º, what is the measure of angle x in degrees? (Note: Figure is not drawn to scale.)

(A) 55 (B) 60 (C) 70 (D) 75 (E) 90

Any idea guys what will be the correct answer please? Also any idea how can I cut and paste the pictures in my post? Is it possible?

Complete solution for all the angles is in the image below:

Attachment:

Triangle complete.PNG

x=45+30=75.

Notes: Sides with one blue segment crossing them are equal and sides with two blues segments crossing them are equal too.

CO is perpendicular to AD --> OD=1 (from 30-60-90 right triangle property as sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\)) --> as OD=BD=1 then ODB is an isosceles triangle.

<CDO and <BDO are supplementary to each other (supplementary angles are two angles that add up to 180°), so <BDO=120 --> <DAB=180-(120+45)=15. As ODB is an isosceles triangle --> <DOB=<DBO=30. <OBA=45-30=15 --> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D.

P.S. You can attach image files directly to the post.

Thanks for the explanation Bunuel. However, I just want to ask for a bit of a clarification. I understand how we create the 30-60-90 triangle to find the solution, but we only do this because the problem clues us in to try this out, not because it has to be true. For example, what if x was less than 30? All we have is B=45 and A=15+some angle. The problem says figure is not drawn to scale, so why should we assume that CO is perpendicular to AD? We don't actually know that any of our assumptions hold until the very end when we see that all of the sides and angles do, in fact, work out, right?

I hope my confusion makes some sense. I guess I tend to have a problem with making such assumptions, especially when the figure is not drawn to scale. I always am afraid that I'm going to assume something that isn't necessarily true.

In the figure, point D divides side BC of triangle ABC into segments BD and DC of lengths 1 and 2 units respectively. Given that ÐADC = 60º and ÐABD = 45º, what is the measure of angle x in degrees? (Note: Figure is not drawn to scale.)

(A) 55 (B) 60 (C) 70 (D) 75 (E) 90

Any idea guys what will be the correct answer please? Also any idea how can I cut and paste the pictures in my post? Is it possible?

Complete solution for all the angles is in the image below:

Attachment:

Triangle complete.PNG

x=45+30=75.

Notes: Sides with one blue segment crossing them are equal and sides with two blues segments crossing them are equal too.

CO is perpendicular to AD --> OD=1 (from 30-60-90 right triangle property as sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\)) --> as OD=BD=1 then ODB is an isosceles triangle.

<CDO and <BDO are supplementary to each other (supplementary angles are two angles that add up to 180°), so <BDO=120 --> <DAB=180-(120+45)=15. As ODB is an isosceles triangle --> <DOB=<DBO=30. <OBA=45-30=15 --> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D.

P.S. You can attach image files directly to the post.

Thanks for the explanation Bunuel. However, I just want to ask for a bit of a clarification. I understand how we create the 30-60-90 triangle to find the solution, but we only do this because the problem clues us in to try this out, not because it has to be true. For example, what if x was less than 30? All we have is B=45 and A=15+some angle. The problem says figure is not drawn to scale, so why should we assume that CO is perpendicular to AD? We don't actually know that any of our assumptions hold until the very end when we see that all of the sides and angles do, in fact, work out, right?

I hope my confusion makes some sense. I guess I tend to have a problem with making such assumptions, especially when the figure is not drawn to scale. I always am afraid that I'm going to assume something that isn't necessarily true.

Not sure I understand your question. CO is perpendicular to AD because we made it so.
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I guess what I'm saying is, what if CA was perpendicular to AD? Then making a new point CO that is perpendicular to AD couldn't be possible, unless O was equal to A. Therefore, aren't we making an unwarranted assumption that CA is not perpendicular to AD?

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Bunuel wrote:

of lengths 1 and 2 units respectively. Given that ÐADC = 60º and ÐABD = 45º, what is the measure of angle x in degrees? (Note: Figure is not drawn to scale.)

(A) 55 (B) 60 (C) 70 (D) 75 (E) 90

Any idea guys what will be the correct answer please? Also any idea how can I cut and paste the pictures in my post? Is it possible?

Complete solution for all the angles is in the image below:

Attachment:

Triangle complete.PNG

x=45+30=75.

Notes: Sides with one blue segment crossing them are equal and sides with two blues segments crossing them are equal too.

CO is perpendicular to AD --> OD=1 (from 30-60-90 right triangle property as sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\)) --> as OD=BD=1 then ODB is an isosceles triangle.

<CDO and <BDO are supplementary to each other (supplementary angles are two angles that add up to 180°), so <BDO=120 --> <DAB=180-(120+45)=15. As ODB is an isosceles triangle --> <DOB=<DBO=30. <OBA=45-30=15 --> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D.

P.S. You can attach image files directly to the post.

Thanks for the explanation Bunuel. However, I just want to ask for a bit of a clarification. I understand how we create the 30-60-90 triangle to find the solution, but we only do this because the problem clues us in to try this out, not because it has to be true. For example, what if x was less than 30? All we have is B=45 and A=15+some angle. The problem says figure is not drawn to scale, so why should we assume that CO is perpendicular to AD? We don't actually know that any of our assumptions hold until the very end when we see that all of the sides and angles do, in fact, work out, right?

I hope my confusion makes some sense. I guess I tend to have a problem with making such assumptions, especially when the figure is not drawn to scale. I always am afraid that I'm going to assume something that isn't necessarily true.

Not sure I understand your question. CO is perpendicular to AD because we made it so.

I guess what I'm saying is, what if CA was perpendicular to AD? Then making a new point CO that is perpendicular to AD couldn't be possible, unless O was equal to A. Therefore, aren't we making an unwarranted assumption that CA is not perpendicular to AD?

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Bunuel wrote:

Complete solution for all the angles is in the image below:

Attachment:

Triangle complete.PNG

x=45+30=75.

Notes: Sides with one blue segment crossing them are equal and sides with two blues segments crossing them are equal too.

CO is perpendicular to AD --> OD=1 (from 30-60-90 right triangle property as sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\)) --> as OD=BD=1 then ODB is an isosceles triangle.

<CDO and <BDO are supplementary to each other (supplementary angles are two angles that add up to 180°), so <BDO=120 --> <DAB=180-(120+45)=15. As ODB is an isosceles triangle --> <DOB=<DBO=30. <OBA=45-30=15 --> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D.

P.S. You can attach image files directly to the post.

Bunuel - Can we not use exterior angle property

for triangle ACD Angle at C = x <CDA = 60 Since sum of all the angle of triangle is 180 then we

Complete solution for all the angles is in the image below:

Attachment:

The attachment Triangle complete.PNG is no longer available

x=45+30=75.

Notes: Sides with one blue segment crossing them are equal and sides with two blues segments crossing them are equal too.

CO is perpendicular to AD --> OD=1 (from 30-60-90 right triangle property as sides are in ratio \(1:\sqrt{3}:2\)) --> as OD=BD=1 then ODB is an isosceles triangle.

<CDO and <BDO are supplementary to each other (supplementary angles are two angles that add up to 180°), so <BDO=120 --> <DAB=180-(120+45)=15. As ODB is an isosceles triangle --> <DOB=<DBO=30. <OBA=45-30=15 --> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D.

P.S. You can attach image files directly to the post.

Bunuel - Can we not use exterior angle property

for triangle ACD Angle at C = x <CDA = 60 Since sum of all the angle of triangle is 180 then we

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enigma123 wrote:

In the figure, point D divides side BC of triangle ABC into segments BD and DC of lengths 1 and 2 units respectively. Given that ÐADC = 60º and ÐABD = 45º, what is the measure of angle x in degrees? (Note: Figure is not drawn to scale.)

A. 55 B. 60 C. 70 D. 75 E. 90

Any idea guys what will be the correct answer please? Also any idea how can I cut and paste the pictures in my post? Is it possible?

Is it correct to tell that <CAD : <BAD = 2:1 because, CD:DB = 2:1?

In the figure, point D divides side BC of triangle ABC into segments BD and DC of lengths 1 and 2 units respectively. Given that ÐADC = 60º and ÐABD = 45º, what is the measure of angle x in degrees? (Note: Figure is not drawn to scale.)

A. 55 B. 60 C. 70 D. 75 E. 90

Any idea guys what will be the correct answer please? Also any idea how can I cut and paste the pictures in my post? Is it possible?

Is it correct to tell that <CAD : <BAD = 2:1 because, CD:DB = 2:1?

Nope, that's not correct. Check the images provided above.
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--> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D. .

I lost you from here. How do you know that angle cab is 45+15?
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--> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D. .

I lost you from here. How do you know that angle cab is 45+15?

<CDO and <BDO are supplementary to each other (supplementary angles are two angles that add up to 180°), so <BDO=120 --> <DAB=180-(120+45)=15. As ODB is an isosceles triangle --> <DOB=<DBO=30. <OBA=45-30=15 --> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

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Transcendentalist wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

--> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D. .

I lost you from here. How do you know that angle cab is 45+15?

step by step using this diagram can help to understand:

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Asifpirlo wrote:

Transcendentalist wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

--> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.

Answer: D. .

I lost you from here. How do you know that angle cab is 45+15?

step by step using this diagram can help to understand:

Hmmmmm hope this can clarify the fact..........................
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ODB is an isosceles triangle --> <DOB=<DBO=30. <OBA=45-30=15 --> AOB is an isosceles triangle, so OA=OB. Also COB is an isosceles triangle, so CO=OB --> OA=CO=OB. So, AOC is an isosceles triangle --> <CAO=<OCA=45 (as <COA=90) --> x=45+30=75.
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