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Author:  Bunuel [ 04 Feb 2014, 00:46 ]
Post subject:  In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

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In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

(1) BX bisects angle ABY and BY bisects angle XBC.
(2) The measure of angle ABX is 40°.


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Author:  Bunuel [ 04 Feb 2014, 00:46 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

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In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

(1) BX bisects angle ABY and BY bisects angle XBC. We don't have any numerical value. Not sufficient.

(2) The measure of angle ABX is 40°. We don't have relationship between angle ABX and angle ABC. Not sufficient.

(1)+(2) When we combine the statements we have the following case:
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Therefore, the measure of angle ABC is 3 times 40°, so 120°. Sufficient.

Answer: C.

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Author:  syamen [ 04 Feb 2014, 05:27 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

St1) Angle ABX = Angle XBY = Angle YBC --> not sufficient
St2) AngleABX = 40 --> not sufficient

From 1 + 2, Angle ABC = 3 Angle ABX = 3 * 40 = 120 --> suff

Author:  girishraghu91 [ 06 Jan 2017, 07:31 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

Hi why cannot we assume angle XBC as 90 degree that would help us solve the question and the answer would be B
Please explain

Thanks

Author:  Bunuel [ 07 Jan 2017, 02:38 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

girishraghu91 wrote:
Hi why cannot we assume angle XBC as 90 degree that would help us solve the question and the answer would be B
Please explain

Thanks


Why would you assume that angle XBC is 90 degrees? There is absolutely no indication on this.

Author:  sasyaharry [ 03 Jul 2017, 08:26 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

I like to redraw the diagram

Statement 1: From the figure you can see that this can be interpreted in many ways. Depending on how you draw the lines, \(\angle ABC\) can take many values.........Insufficient

Stament 2: This statement tells us that \(\angle ABX\) = \(40^{\circ}\) No information about anything else.........Insufficient

From (1) and (2) \(\angle ABX\) = \(40^{\circ}\) and bisecting lines
This means \(\angle XBY\) = \(40^{\circ}\) and \(\angle YBC\) = \(40^{\circ}\) , hence \(\angle ABC\) = \(120^{\circ}\)............Sufficient

Answer is C

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Author:  Shiv2016 [ 06 Jul 2017, 11:14 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

All angles equal x.
Therefore the sum of the angle is 3x.

B gives the value of x.

The answer is thus C.

Author:  Khaleesi700 [ 28 Apr 2018, 04:53 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

(1) BX bisects angle ABY and BY bisects angle XBC------from this we can imply that -----angle ABX = angle XBY
and angle XBY=BYC but no value for angle given. Not sufficient we are left with option BCE


(2) The measure of angle ABX is 40°.

No relation given between rest of the angles. B out we are left with C and E

1+2---

if angle ABX = 40 = angle XBY = angle BYC......angle ABC= 3*40=120

Author:  jacobkeung [ 20 Aug 2020, 16:06 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

Doesn't 'bisect' mean the line comes in at a 45 degree angle? Therefore, if both lines bisect then each segment is 45 degrees?

Author:  Basshead [ 15 Nov 2020, 05:46 ]
Post subject:  Re: In the figure above, what is the measure of angle ABC?

jacobkeung wrote:
Doesn't 'bisect' mean the line comes in at a 45 degree angle? Therefore, if both lines bisect then each segment is 45 degrees?


Bisect means to divide into two parts.

Combining the two statements, we know ABX = 40. If ABX = XBY = YBC, each angle equals 40 degrees.

40 * 3 = 120 degrees

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