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What is the length of CB in right triangle ABC? (1) The length of AB

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New post 26 Sep 2018, 03:36
So i got this question wrong..


Both the statements are insufficient.

Taking both.. one fits the 30 60 90 rule..
But if the vertices are chosen differently, the answer is different..
So E

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New post 26 Sep 2018, 04:37
1. AB = 2 - insufficient
2. AC = 2√3 - insufficient

1 & 2: pythagorean theorem
AB²+BC²=CD² => 4+BC2²=12=> BC=2√2
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AB²+CD²=BC² => 4+12=BC² => BC=4

insufficient - E
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