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In the figure shown, lines k and m are parallel to each other. Is x = z

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In the figure shown, lines k and m are parallel to each other. Is x = z ?

(1) x = w
(2) y = 180 - w

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In the figure shown, lines k and m are parallel to each other. Is x = z ?

(1) X=W
(2) y = 180 —w


1) statement one tells us that X=W..
but W=Z since both are alternate angles between two llel lines.. suff

2) y=180-w... also y=180-x as y and x are supplementary angles.. so w=x , same info as statement 1... suff
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I made a mistake by discarding second statement since it did not provide any new information. Duh.
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In the figure shown, lines k and m are parallel to each other. Is x = z ?

(1) x = w
(2) y = 180 - w

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Given : Figure in which k || m
DS : x = z ?
From figure, y = 180 -x

Option 1 : x = w
SO sum of all angles of a quadrilateral = 360
-> y + w +(180 -z) + x(alternate angle) = 360
-> 180 -x + x + 180 - z + x = 360
-> x = z
SUFFICIENT

Option 2 : Y = 180 - w = 180 - x
-> x = w which is smae as option 1
SUFFICIENT

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In the figure shown, lines k and m are parallel to each other. Is x = z ?

(1) x = w
(2) y = 180 - w

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Target question: Is x = z ?
Before we examine the statements, let's first recognize that, since k||m, we can conclude that angles w and z are EQUAL
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Okay, now onto the statements

Statement 1: x = w
We already learned that w = z
Statement 1 tells us that w = x
Since x and z are both equal to w, it must also be true that x = z
Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 1 is SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: y = 180 - w
We can also REPHRASE this as y + w = 180
Since w = z, we can also replace w with z in the above equation to get: y + z = 180
In the diagram, we can see that since angles y and x are on the same line, then y + x = 180
Since both equations are set equal to 180, we can also write: y + z = y + x
From here, we can subtract y from both sides to get z = x
Since we can answer the target question with certainty, statement 2 is SUFFICIENT

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New post 07 Nov 2018, 10:01
The Diagram really confused me, whether "W" was alternate angle of X or Z.
How do I determine this in exams, in such cases ? do i have to see the degree symbol, which was on right side
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