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Is the surface area of a rectangular carpet larger than 1000 square feet? Let sides are a and b. So, Area = a * b > 1000 ? (1) The carpet measures fifty feet diagonally. Possible Sides are 1, 49.9~ Area > 1000 NO 30, 40 Area > 1000 YES INSUFFICIENT. (2) One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet. Possible sides are 25, 1 Area > 1000 NO 25, 41 Area > 1000 YES INSUFFICIENT. Together 1 and 2 Sides possible are 25, 43.3~ Area > 1000 YES SUFFICIENT. IMO Answer C.
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04 Nov 2019, 01:42
(1) The carpet measures fifty feet diagonally. Minimum area is close to zero (when length is close to 50 and breadth close to 0)
Maximum area is possible when rectangle is a square —> Max. Area = \(1/2(diagonal)^2 = 1/2*50*50 = 1250\)
Two outcomes are possible.—> Insufficient
(2) One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet. —> We do not know about the other side. No definite value —> Insufficient
Combining (1) &(2), —> other side = \(\sqrt{50^2  25^2}\) = \(\sqrt{3*25^2}\) —> Other side = \(25\sqrt{3}\)
Area = \(25*25\sqrt{3}\) —> A definite value —> Sufficient
IMO Option C
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Is the surface area of a rectangular carpet larger than 1000 square feet?
(1) The carpet measures fifty feet diagonally. (2) One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet.
#1 diagonal  50 the rectangle can be square ; so side = 25√2 area = 1250 as value of area may be< 1250 as well insufficient #2 One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet. other can be <25 or =25 or >25 we get yes and no insufficient from 1&2 one side know and digonal value know third side can be determined IMO C
Originally posted by Archit3110 on 04 Nov 2019, 01:48.
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04 Nov 2019, 01:51
2(L+B) >1000? is L+B>500? (1) The carpet measures fifty feet diagonally. L^2+B^2= 225 L^2>L B^2>B therefore L+B<500 A is sufficient! (2) One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet. Option B is insufficient option A is the correct option!
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Is the surface area of a rectangular carpet larger than 1000 square feet?
(1) The carpet measures fifty feet diagonally. Therefore L*L+B*B=50*50 Scenario 1: B=1, L=Sqrt(2499)=apx 50. Ans No Scenario 2: Maximum area is when L=B therefore, L=B=50/sqrt2, area= L*B=2500/2=1250. Ans Yes.
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(2) One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet. Other side could be much greater or much smaller. Insufficient.
Together, we can find the third side and hence, the area. Sufficient. Ans: C



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04 Nov 2019, 04:38
We are to determine if the surface area of a rectangular carpet is larger than 1000sq.ft.
Statement 1: The carpet measures 50ft diagonally. Insufficient. If the length and breadth of the carpet are l and b respectively, then l^2 + b^2 = 2500 Now if l=1ft, then b<50, and surface area, l*b < 50, and the answer is No. however, if l=30, then b=40 and l*b = 1200, implying the answer is Yes.
Statement 2: One side of the carpet measures twentyfive feet. Clearly insufficient. This is because the other side can be 10ft, in which case surface area is 250sq.ft, implying the answer is No. However, if the other side is 100ft, then the surface area is 2500sq.ft, implying the answer is Yes.
1+2 This sufficient. We are able to determine the length of the other side from the equation \sqrt{(2500625)}. From this, we can deduce that the surface area (1083sq.ft) is more than 1000sq.ft.
The answer is therefore C.



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(1) The carpet measures fifty feet diagonally. (2) One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet. (1) The carpet measures fifty feet diagonally. insufic.\(x^2+y^2=50^2…x^2+y^2=2500\) \(x=20:x^2+y^2=50^2…y^2=2500400=2100…y=10\sqrt{21}=aprox(46)…xy<1000\) \(x=40:x^2+y^2=50^2…y^2=25001600=900…y=30…xy=40*30>1000\) (2) One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet. insufic.(1 & 2) sufic.\(x=25:x^2+y^2=50^2…y^2=2500625=1875…y=\sqrt{1875}=25\sqrt{3}…xy=aprox(625*1.7)>1000\) Answer (C)



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04 Nov 2019, 05:05
(1) The carpet measures fifty feet diagonally.
The max area will be for a square....so if 50 is diagonal of a square then each side will be 25sqrt(2).....so max area will be 1250....from which we cannot say where its greater or less than 1000....so insufficient
(2) One side of the carpet measures twenty five feet.
clearly alone is not sufficient by knowing only one side
Combing both we can get the other side, from which we can get the area...
OA: C



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04 Nov 2019, 15:18
Question : Is lb > 1000
a) Diagonal is 50 The sides of the triangle that fulfill Diagonal 50 could be 49 & 9,95ish(In this case answer is no to above Question) or 30 &40(the answer is Yes) A is insufficient
B) One of the sides is 25 Insufficient since 25x2 = 50 (the answer to above Question is No) and 25x50=1250(The answer is Yes)
Both statements together, we can see that we can calculate the other side of rectangle. Sufficient.
C is the Answer.



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04 Nov 2019, 18:14
I would go for A. From the given diagonal, we can have maximum area if rectangle Is a square. So, if the diagonal of the square is 50, maximum surface area is 100*root 2.=141 So, we have max surface area which is lower than 1000. Sufficient. Statement 2 provides no info about other side.




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