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In triangle RST, shown above, ∠RTS = 30° and ∠RST = 15°. What is the length of ST ?

A. 6
B. 12
C. 24
D. 36
E. 72

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In triangle RST, shown above, ∠RTS = 30° and ∠RST = 15°. What is the length of ST ?

A. 6
B. 12
C. 24
D. 36
E. 72

IMO B

This means side ST will be the greatest side among all.

SR = 6$$\sqrt{2}$$ = 6*1.414 ~ 9

RT = 6($$\sqrt{3}$$ - 1) ~ 4

No ideally it can be 12, 9+4 > 12 & 5 < 12
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The value should be between the sum of the two sides and their difference. So in between 6 and 19. Only 12 fits in this category. Hence option B

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The value should be between the sum of the two sides and their difference. So in between 6 and 19. Only 12 fits in this category. Hence option B

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$$6\sqrt[]{2} = 6*1.4 = 8.4$$
$$6 (\sqrt[]{3}-1) = 6*(1.7-1) = 6*0.7 = 4.2$$

so the range is between 12.6 and 4.2

how come 6 and 19?
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by extending RT to form the right angle triangle TZS,

ZSR is a 45:45:90 triangle with side ratios of $$1:1:\sqrt{2}$$
so SZ = 6

and SZT is a 30:60:90 triangle with side ratios of $$1:\sqrt{3}:2$$
so ST = 12

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Mahmoudfawzy83 wrote:
The value should be between the sum of the two sides and their difference. So in between 6 and 19. Only 12 fits in this category. Hence option B

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$$6\sqrt[]{2} = 6*1.4 = 8.4$$
$$6 (\sqrt[]{3}-1) = 6*(1.7-1) = 6*0.7 = 4.2$$

so the range is between 12.6 and 4.2

how come 6 and 19?
My bad. But we can eliminate 6 as the side opposite to the largest angle is the longest.
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In triangle RST, shown above, ∠RTS = 30° and ∠RST = 15°. What is the length of ST ?

A. 6
B. 12
C. 24
D. 36
E. 72

Actually answer is B, we can extend side RT to form a right triangle having angles ,90 45 45.

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