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Originally posted by heygirl on 24 Feb 2011, 10:39.
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24 Feb 2011, 10:46
(1) \(l+w = 6\) \((l+w)^2 = l^2+w^2+2w*l=36\) \(w*l=\frac{36l^2w^2}{2}\) Not Sufficient. (2) \(d^2=l^2+w^2=20\) Not Sufficient. Combining both; \(w*l=\frac{36(l^2+w^2)}{2}\) \(w*l=\frac{3620}{2}\) \(w*l=\frac{16}{2}\) \(w*l=8\)(Area is w*l) Sufficient. Ans: "C"
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Thanks! Actually, can we not use the pythagorean theorem and 454590 triangle rule to get l and w using (2)?



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Thanks for letting me know Bunuel. I shall follow the rules henceforth!! I actually thought b could be the right answer here. I made a wrong assumption : diag of a rect make 45 degrees!



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Lolaergasheva wrote: What is the area of the rectangular region ? (1) l + w = 6 (2) d^2 = 20 Area of rectangular region is given by \(l*w\). Statement 1 gives us,\(l+w=6\), but l and w can take any values, so insufficient Statement 2 gives us \(d^2 = 20\) . Assuming that d refers to length of diagonal, we have \(d^2 = l^2 + w^2 = 20\). Again l and w can take multiple values, so insufficient. Combining 1 and 2, we get \(l+w=6\) ... (1) and \(l^2 + w^2 = 20\).... (2) Squaring both sides of (1), we get so, \(l^2 + w^2 + 2l*w = 36\) Putting \(l^2 + w^2 = 20\) in above we get \(2l*w = 16\) or \(l*w = 8\) So, sufficient. Answer C



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Forget conventional ways of solving math questions. In DS, Variable approach is the easiest and quickest way to find the answer without actually solving the problem. Remember equal number of variables and equations ensures a solution. What is the area of the rectangular region above? (1) l + w = 6. Not sufficient to get the value of . (2) d^2 = 20 In the original condition we have 2 variables for the rectangle(width, length) and thus we need 2 variables to match the number of variables and equations. Since there is 1 each in 1) and 2), C is likely the answer.
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30 Jan 2018, 18:03
Bunuel wrote: heygirl wrote: What is the area of a rectangle with length l and width w? (1)l+w=6 (2)d^2=20(d is the diagonal) heygirl, please read and follow: http://gmatclub.com/forum/howtoimprov ... 99451.html So please: Make sure you type the question in exactly as it was stated from the source. Yuo should not reword or/and shorten the questions. Original question: Attachment: untitled.PNG What is the area of the rectangular region above? \(area=lw=?\) (1) l + w = 6. Not sufficient to get the value of \(lw\). (2) d^2 = 20 > \(l^2 +w^2 = 20\). Not sufficient to get the value of \(lw\). (1)+(2) Square (1): \(l^2+2lw+w^2=36\), as from (2) \(l^2 +w^2 = 20\) then \(2lw+20=36\) > \(lw=8\). Sufficient. Answer: C. heygirl wrote: Thanks! Actually, can we not use the pythagorean theorem and 454590 triangle rule to get l and w using (2)? Usually the diagonal does not divide a rectangle into two 454590 triangles (it'll be correct only for squares, so when l=w). Similar questions: http://gmatclub.com/forum/needsomehel ... 05414.htmlhttp://gmatclub.com/forum/og12d48102246.htmlhttp://gmatclub.com/forum/onemoregeometry96381.htmlBunuel, I screwed up and assumed I was to use the 30:60:90 triangle rule for statement #2 (since it's a rectangle). How am I supposed to know that rule won't work for this question? Is it because d^2 = 20 > d= 4 square root 5, but not 4 square root 3?



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OCDianaOC wrote: Bunuel wrote: heygirl wrote: What is the area of a rectangle with length l and width w? (1)l+w=6 (2)d^2=20(d is the diagonal) heygirl, please read and follow: http://gmatclub.com/forum/howtoimprov ... 99451.html So please: Make sure you type the question in exactly as it was stated from the source. Yuo should not reword or/and shorten the questions. Original question: Attachment: untitled.PNG What is the area of the rectangular region above? \(area=lw=?\) (1) l + w = 6. Not sufficient to get the value of \(lw\). (2) d^2 = 20 > \(l^2 +w^2 = 20\). Not sufficient to get the value of \(lw\). (1)+(2) Square (1): \(l^2+2lw+w^2=36\), as from (2) \(l^2 +w^2 = 20\) then \(2lw+20=36\) > \(lw=8\). Sufficient. Answer: C. heygirl wrote: Thanks! Actually, can we not use the pythagorean theorem and 454590 triangle rule to get l and w using (2)? Usually the diagonal does not divide a rectangle into two 454590 triangles (it'll be correct only for squares, so when l=w). Similar questions: http://gmatclub.com/forum/needsomehel ... 05414.htmlhttp://gmatclub.com/forum/og12d48102246.htmlhttp://gmatclub.com/forum/onemoregeometry96381.htmlBunuel, I screwed up and assumed I was to use the 30:60:90 triangle rule for statement #2 (since it's a rectangle). How am I supposed to know that rule won't work for this question? Is it because d^2 = 20 > d= 4 square root 5, but not 4 square root 3? Knowing only the length of a diagonal of a rectangle does not allow to find its adjacent angles. You can squeeze or stretch a rectangle with any length of a diagonal along one of its sides to get any adjacent lengths from 0 to 90 not inclusive.
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Bunuel wrote: What is the area of the rectangular region above?\(area=lw=?\) (1) l + w = 6. Not sufficient to get the value of \(lw\). (2) d^2 = 20 > \(l^2 +w^2 = 20\). Not sufficient to get the value of \(lw\). (1)+(2) Square (1): \(l^2+2lw+w^2=36\), as from (2) \(l^2 +w^2 = 20\) then \(2lw+20=36\) > \(lw=8\). Sufficient. Answer: C. heygirl wrote: Thanks! Actually, can we not use the pythagorean theorem and 454590 triangle rule to get l and w using (2)? Usually the diagonal does not divide a rectangle into two 454590 triangles (it'll be correct only for squares, so when l=w). Similar questions: http://gmatclub.com/forum/needsomehel ... 05414.htmlhttp://gmatclub.com/forum/og12d48102246.htmlhttp://gmatclub.com/forum/onemoregeometry96381.html Bunuel why are you squaring statement one l + w = 6 ?? the formula for area of rectangle is L*W , isnt it



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dave13 wrote: Bunuel wrote: What is the area of the rectangular region above?\(area=lw=?\) (1) l + w = 6. Not sufficient to get the value of \(lw\). (2) d^2 = 20 > \(l^2 +w^2 = 20\). Not sufficient to get the value of \(lw\). (1)+(2) Square (1): \(l^2+2lw+w^2=36\), as from (2) \(l^2 +w^2 = 20\) then \(2lw+20=36\) > \(lw=8\). Sufficient. Answer: C. heygirl wrote: Thanks! Actually, can we not use the pythagorean theorem and 454590 triangle rule to get l and w using (2)? Usually the diagonal does not divide a rectangle into two 454590 triangles (it'll be correct only for squares, so when l=w). Similar questions: http://gmatclub.com/forum/needsomehel ... 05414.htmlhttp://gmatclub.com/forum/og12d48102246.htmlhttp://gmatclub.com/forum/onemoregeometry96381.html Bunuel why are you squaring statement one l + w = 6 ?? the formula for area of rectangle is L*W , isnt it Hello Dave I think Bunuel is doing this because he sees two equations from two statements: one equation says that l + w = 6 and the other says that l^2 + w^2 = 20. But he has to find l*w. So how to find l*w from l+w and l^2 + w^2. Immediately the formula which comes to mind is: (l+w)^2 = l^2 + w^2 + 2*l*w. We can substitute the values of l+w and l^2 + w^2 in the above formula and we can get the value of l*w. Hope this is clear.



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Need to find area = l*w 1. l+w=6 > sqrn both sides > l^2 + w^2 + 2wl=36 eqn(a) INSUFFICIENT 2. d^2=20 > l^2+w^2=d^2=20 eqn(b) INSUFFICIENT
Consider eqn (a) and (b) 20 +2wl=36 > Solve for wl
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Area=LW We got L*L + W*W=D*D Converted to =(L+W)^2 2LW=20 =3620=2LW 2LW=16 LW =8 Both statements are required C is answer Posted from my mobile device
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26 Jul 2018, 16:49
BunuelWhen you square statement 1 why do you are you doing this: (l+w)^2 and not l^2+w^2. When squaring, I've never done it like this.



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