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What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x, y, and z? (1) \((x+y)^2 (xy)^2=80\) (2) \((xy)= 1\)
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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:20
the question is asking about the value of \(\frac{x*y}{2}\)
from statement (1), 4xy = 80, xy = 20, \(\frac{x*y}{2}\) = 10 > sufficient
from statement (2), x is taller than y by 1 unit, but no constrains about the values of each > insufficient A




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02 Jul 2019, 07:09
1) (x+y)²−(x−y)²=80 gives, x²+y²+2xyx²y²+2xy=80 4xy=80 xy=20
Possible values of x,y can be 4,5 or 5,4
Voila!! A is sufficient.
2. (xy)=1 could be any value. Naah... Insufficient.
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02 Jul 2019, 07:13
(X+y)^2 (xy)^2 equals 4xy 4XY =80 XY=20 1/2 XY =10...Answer A
Statement B is good for nothing So,the answer is A Hit Like and give a kudos if u like the solution
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Question: (1/2) xy=? Here, (1/2) is fixed numerical term. So, if we find the value of xy, we can can easily find the value of (1/2) xy i.e. AREA of the triangle. SO, WE SIMPLY NEED the value of xy. Thus, question becomes xy=?
Statement 1: (x+y)^2 (xy)^2=80 => x^2+2xy+y^2x^2+2xyy^2=80 => 4xy=80 => xy=20 SUFFICIENT
Statement 2: xy= 1 Case 1: if x=2 & y=1, then xy=2, Case 2: if x=5 & y=4, then xy=20,
Not SUFFICIENT. Answer:A



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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:18
Area of triangle = 1/2*x*y
Statement 1=(x+y)^2−(x−y)^2= (x^2+y^2+2xy) (x^2+y^22xy)=4xy=80
4xy=80 1/2*x*y=10 Sufficient
Statment 2 xy=1 We can't find x*y with the given information Insufficient
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02 Jul 2019, 07:21
Area is dependent on XY , clearly we get XY from 1 using a2b2 equals (a+b)(ab), so we get ans from A , while 2 will give a equation with infinite possible ans
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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:22
I guess A is the answer for above problem.
Area= 1/2 *x*y
So we need xy.
Now simplifying equation 1 we know a^2  b^2 = (a+b)(ab)
So (x+y)^2−(x−y)^2=80
(x+y+ x−y)(x+yx+y) = 80
2x*2y= 80 xy = 20
So statement 1 is sufficient to find the area.
STAT2: (x−y)=1
we dont' know what is xy.No other information is provided.
Clearly ,STAT2 is insufficient.
So A is answer.



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02 Jul 2019, 07:22
St 1 (x+y)^2 (xy)^2=80 => (x+y+xy)(x+yx+y)=80 => 2x*2y=80 =.xy=20 Area= 1/2xy sufficient
St2 (x−y)=1 x=y+1 x can take any value depending o value of y.not sufficient
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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:24
since triangle, ABC is a rightangled triangle right angle at B
area of triangle ABC = \(\frac{1}{2}\)xy
so we need to find the value of xy
statement (1) \((x+y)^2  (xy)^2\) = 80 \(x^2+y^2\)+2xy  \(x^2y^2\)+2xy = 80 4xy =80 xy = \(\frac{80}{4}\) so from here we can find the area of the triangle so SUFFICIENT
statement (2) (x−y) = 1 from this statement, we cannot get the definite values of x and y hence we cannot get the difinite value of xy so this statement is INSUFFICIENT
correct answer is A



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A is sufficient to answer considering the expansion we get xy = 20 and area is 1/2*xy and triplets in B option not sufficient to answer the question
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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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Area of triangle ABC = \(\frac{xy}{2}\)
1) Considering (x+y) = a and (xy)=b, we have a^2b^2=80 => (ab) (a+b)=80 => xy = 20 Area of ABC = 10. Sufficient
2) Given, (xy)=1 For x=5 and y=4, area of ABC=10 For x=6 and y=5, area of ABC=15
Not sufficient.
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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:26
i) Sufficient as when the equation is expanded gives 4xy=80; xy=20 and area of triangle is 1/2*leg1*leg2=1/2xy=10 ii)Insufficient as neither xy or individual values of x and y can be found from xy=1
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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:27
We have to find the area of the given triangle. So, indirectly we have to see whether we can find the value of XY from the given information.
(1) Solving the given equation will give us the value of XY. So one can easily find an area of the given triangle. So, 1 can independently answer the question.
(2) Values of X, Y & Z can be fractions or integers. (We don't have enough information about them in the question)
Therefore (X, Y, Z) pair can be anything like (3, 4, 5) / (4, 5, 6.4) and so on.
So, 2 can not answer the question independently.
Final answer : A



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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:27
My answer is (A). This is a relatively simple question.
In order to know the area of the right triangle, we just need to know the product of x and y.
From (a), we can tell 4xy = 80. That is sufficient. From (b), x = y + 1. There are indefinite number of possibilities. Not sufficient.
So, we should choose (A).



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Think answer is A.
Area = xy/2, so if we can find xy, we can determine the area.
Statement 1: (X+y)^2  (xy)^2 = 80 x^2 + y^2 +2xy x^2  y^2 +2xy = 80 4xy = 80 => xy = 20 Therefore we can get value of xy and hence area.
So statement 1 is sufficient.
Statement 2: xy=1. We cannot determine xy using this. So statement 2 is not sufficient.
So answer would be A.
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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:28
IMO A
By the image and sign of the angle, we can find it's a right triangle. So the area is 1/2*base*height = 1/2*y*x
St1: (x+y)^2−(x−y)^2=80 => 4xy = 80 [by simplifying (a+b)^2 and (ab)^2 formula) xy = 20, 1/2*x*y = 10 Sufficient
St2: (x−y)=1 => x=1+y => Area = 1/2*y*(1+y) => Not sufficient



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#1 (X+y)^2  (xy)^2 = 80 x^2 + y^2 +2xy x^2  y^2 +2xy = 80 4xy = 80 => xy = 20 sufficient #2 (xy)=1 again x & y can be any integer value insufficient
IMO A What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x, y, and z?
(1) (x+y)2−(x−y)2=80(x+y)2−(x−y)2=80
(2) (x−y)=1
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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x, y, and z? means (1/2)xy =?
(1) (x+y)^2−(x−y)^2=80 ==> correct : 4xy = 80 => (1/2)xy =10
(2) (x−y)=1 ==> can't say (1/2)xy =? so the answer is A



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Re: What is the area of triangle ABC above, with side lengths x,y, and z?
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02 Jul 2019, 07:32
Area of triangle = 1/2*base*height = 1/2*y*x
(1) (x+y)^2−(x−y)^2=80 > x^2 + y^2 + 2xy  (x^2 + y^2  2xy) = 80 > x^2 + y^2 + 2xy  x^2  y^2 + 2xy = 80 > 4xy = 80 > xy = 20
Area = 1/2*xy = 1/2*20 = 10
Sufficient
(2) (x−y)=1 > x = y + 1
Area = 1/2*(y + 1)*y > Many values are possible
Insufficient
IMO Option A
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