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The figure above shows the dimensions of a rectangular board that is to be cut into four identical pieces by making cuts at points A, B, and C, as indicated. If x = 45, what is the length AB ? (1 foot = 12 inches) A. 5 ft 6 in B. 5 ft \(3\sqrt{2}\) in C. 5 ft 3 in D. 5 ft E. 4 ft 9 in PS15302.01 Attachment:
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Originally posted by milind1979 on 27 Apr 2009, 20:09.
Last edited by Bunuel on 21 Sep 2019, 06:04, edited 2 times in total.
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milind1979 wrote: Attachment: The attachment ps4.JPG is no longer available The length of the rectangle is 240 inches. The diagram shows you the isosceles triangle whose side will be 6 inches. From 240, if we remove 2 of these sides of 6 inches each, we will be left with 228 inches. Attachment:
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This 228 inches has to be equally divided into 4 parts as shown by the blue arrows. Why are these parts equal? Because the question says that the four pieces are identical. So the smaller side of each piece has to be equal (Look at the blue line on the top. This should be equal to the blue lines at the bottom). The length of each of the blue lines will be 228/4 = 57 inches. The length of AB = 57 + 6 inches = 63 inches.
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27 Apr 2009, 22:33
Same method
We can write the length of the rectangle as 2x + 2y = 240
x + y 120 1
given X = 45 degrees, we draw a line perpendicular to line AB and form a right triangle with X as one of the internal angles.
From that triangle we can write tan45 = 6/yx
y  x = 6 2
Sove both we get y = 63 inch
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19 Aug 2009, 14:56
Would anybody know if this is a GMAT question?
I had never seen before a GMAT question requiring knowledge of trigonometry.
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19 Aug 2009, 15:09
I´m with C:
AB=6inches+[(20feet2*6inches)/4]=5,25feet=5 feet 3 inches
You dont need trigonometry stuff.
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19 Aug 2009, 15:21
Noboru,
Could you explain how did you come up with that equation?
I understood tkarthi4u's explanation. He used the tangent formula: tan(x)= opposite / adjacent > tan(45) = 6 / (yx) Given that tan(45)=1, then yx=6 Together with x+y=120, y=63inches=5ft3in > answer C
I don't understand your approach.
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20 Aug 2009, 13:05
powerka wrote: Noboru,
Could you explain how did you come up with that equation?
I understood tkarthi4u's explanation. He used the tangent formula: tan(x)= opposite / adjacent > tan(45) = 6 / (yx) Given that tan(45)=1, then yx=6 Together with x+y=120, y=63inches=5ft3in > answer C
I don't understand your approach.
Thanks a lot AB=AD+DB AD is 6 inches since x is 45 degrees. To obtain DB you have to subtract 2*6inces (6 inches because of AD and other 6inches more because CE=AD) to the long side (20 feet) and divide by 4 since there are 4 segments like DB. It´s quiet complicated to explain... hope it helped



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21 Aug 2009, 18:35
AB+BC=120 AB=BC+6
then AB=63 inches
ans is C.



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qB = 10 ft. Since x = 45, angle Ast=45, since traingle Ast is a isoseles triangle. Therefore, At = st = 6 inches = .5 ft Now, qA + tB = 10  .5 We know that qa = tB since both the pieces must be identicial and rs = At & pz = qB Therefore, qA + tB = 10  .5 or, 2tB = 10  .5 = 9.5 or, tB = 4.75 AB = tB + At = 4.75 + .5 = 5.25 = 5 ft 3 in. Hence, C
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Can I ask our math gurus to look at this one, as I don't understand the explanation quite well. Thank you.



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nonameee wrote: Can I ask our math gurus to look at this one, as I don't understand the explanation quite well. Thank you. What exactly you dont understand? I will be glad to help you



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Draw a perpendicular till point P on AB to make it right isosceles triangle With principle of 454590 you get AP=6. As Karishma told there are 4 equal area rectangles. thus AB= AP+PB = 57+6 = 63 inches.



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Karishma, thanks a lot. I got it.



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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: milind1979 wrote: The length of the rectangle is 240 inches. The diagram shows you the isosceles triangle whose side will be 6 inches. From 240, if we remove 2 of these sides of 6 inches each, we will be left with 228 inches. Attachment: Ques.jpg This 228 inches has to be equally divided into 4 parts as shown by the blue arrows. Why are these parts equal? Because the question says that the four pieces are identical. So the smaller side of each piece has to be equal (Look at the blue line on the top. This should be equal to the blue lines at the bottom). The length of each of the blue lines will be 228/4 = 57 inches. The length of AB = 57 + 6 inches = 63 inches. Simply loved your explanation, short and crisp. No unnecessary formulae, simple common sense. I envy you, for the thought didn't strike me. I solved it but in a lengthy way. Thank you. It's a moment of qualia for me.
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From the diagram,we can create 2 904545 triangles with base =6 inches. That gives us a length of 12 inches. We can create rectangles of base ACs as well.The length of the diagram is 20 x12 =240 inches. We will subtract 12 from it to 228 inches and we will divide it by 4 and 12 ,representing the 4 rectangles of base AC . This gives us 4 feet 9 inches. Then we add 6 to get 5 ft 3inches.



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milind1979 wrote: The figure above shows the dimensions of a rectangular board that is to be cut into four identical pieces by making cuts at points A, B, and C, as indicated. If x = 45, what is the length AB ? (1 foot = 12 inches) A. 5 ft 6 in B. 5 ft \(3\sqrt{2}\) in C. 5 ft 3 in D. 5 ft E. 4 ft 9 in PS15302.01 Attachment: The attachment ps4.JPG is no longer available Attachment: The attachment 20190921_1803.png is no longer available There are 4 identical parallelograms. From the figure, we see on each side of the rectangle we have 2 Long sides of the parallelogram and 2 small sides of the parallelogram. From the figure, we can write, 2L+2S = 20 or L+S = 10 AB is a long side, hence we need to deduce the value of 'L' S=10L
From ABDE we can write L = S+AF AFD is 454590 triangle and AF = 1/2 ft L = S+1/2 L = 10L+(1/2) 2L = 21/2 L = 21/4 L = 5.25 ft L = 5ft + 0.25ft = 5ft 3in [1ft = 12in > (1/4ft = 3in]
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Hi Bunuel,
Do you have a better way to approach this question?




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