vivaslluis wrote:

Is the length of the diagonal of the rectangle bigger than \(\sqrt{6}\) ?

(1) The shorter side of the rectangle is 2.

(2) The longer side of the rectangle is 3.

\(a \ge b > 0\,\,\,\,\,\left[ {{\rm{rectangle}}\,\,{\rm{dimensions}}} \right]\)

\({a^2} + {b^2}\,\,\mathop > \limits^? \,\,6\)

\(\left( 1 \right)\,\,a > b = 2\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,{a^2} + {b^2} > {2^2} + {2^2} = 8\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\left\langle {{\rm{YES}}} \right\rangle\)

\(\left( 2 \right)\,\,3 = a > b > 0\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,{a^2} + {b^2} > {3^2} = 9\,\,\,\, \Rightarrow \,\,\,\left\langle {{\rm{YES}}} \right\rangle\)

This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method.

Regards,

Fabio.

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Fabio Skilnik :: https://www.GMATH.net (Math for the GMAT)

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