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Is the area of equilateral triangle E less than the area of square C ?

(1) A side of square C is $$\frac{2}{3}$$ the length of a side of triangle E.

(2) The sum of the perimeters of triangle E and square C is 17

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the question is: is$$\frac{\sqrt{3}}{4}t^2 < s^2$$ ?

from statement (1), $$s = \frac{2}{3}t$$
so $$s^2 = \frac{4}{9}t^2$$ > $$\frac{\sqrt{3}}{4}t^2$$ --> sufficient

from statement (2), 3t+4s = 17 --> clearly insufficient because there is no restrictions for the values

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