yuvrajsub wrote:
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In the figure shown, what is the are of the triangular region PRT?
(1) The area of rectangular region PQST is 24.
(2) The length of line segment RT is 5.
Target question: What is the area of triangular region PRT? Statement 1: The area of rectangular region PQST is 24 The area of ∆PRT = (base)(height)/2
Statement 1 tells us that
(base)(height) = 24Since the base and the height of the
rectangle are the SAME as the base and the height of the
triangle PRT, we can use this information to find the area of ∆PRT.
The
area of ∆PRT = (base)(height)/2 = 24/2 = 12Since we can answer the
target question with certainty, statement 1 is SUFFICIENT
Statement 2: The length of line segment RT is 5The area of ∆PRT = (base)(height)/2
Statement 2 tells us NOTHING about the base and height, so we can't use this to find the area of ∆PRT.
Since we cannot answer the
target question with certainty, statement 2 is NOT SUFFICIENT
Answer = A
Cheers,
Brent
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