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Right triangles CAB and CDB share hypotenuse CB. If angle ACB is 60° and angle CBD is 45°, how much longer is AB than DC?

(1) The length of BC is 12.
(2) The length of CA is 6.

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Right triangles CAB and CDB share hypotenuse CB. If angle ACB is 60° and angle CBD is 45°, how much longer is AB than DC?

triangle ACB is 30-60-90 so sides are \(1:\sqrt{3}:2=AC:AB:BC\) and triangle DCB is 45-45-90 so sides are \(1:1:\sqrt{2}=CD:DB:BC\)
Thus all 6 lines are interconnected. Knowing one side can give us all length and thus AB-DC also

(1) The length of BC is 12.
BC=12
we can know all sides
suff

(2) The length of CA is 6.
AC=6
we can know all sides
suff

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Triangle CBD us isoceles.

And hence with one side bc we can find bd or CD - statement 1

With AC and BC we can find AB.


Hence we can find the difference.

So both statement together can find the result

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