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# What is the perimeter of quadrangle ABCD in which a circle is inscribe

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What is the perimeter of quadrangle ABCD in which a circle is inscribed?

(1) AB + DC = 8
(2) BC = 5

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What is the perimeter of quadrangle ABCD in which a circle is inscribed?

(1) AB + DC = 8
(2) BC = 5

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there can be only two tangents to a circle from any exterior pt. and they are of equal length.. (i.e. from pt. of origin to pt. of contact...
SO the perimeter of the quadilateral will be effectively 2 ( AB + DC )...

so il go with A..
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02 Nov 2016, 14:53
Can someone please explain this? I don't understand the underlying concept.

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03 Nov 2016, 06:54
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Can someone please explain this? I don't understand the underlying concept.

Refer the attached figure.

Draw a line from center O to corner C. Now, consider triangles ROC and QOC. Since OR = OQ and hypotenuse OC is common between the two triangles RC = QC = l.

Repeat the same procedure and we find out that perimeter of quadrangle ABCD = 2k + 2l + 2m + 2n = 2(k + n + m + l) = 2(AB + CD).

So statement 1 by itself is sufficient.

St2 --> m + l = 5. Clearly insufficient as we do not know the value of k + n.

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29 Nov 2019, 17:59
Bunuel wrote:

What is the perimeter of quadrangle ABCD in which a circle is inscribed?

(1) AB + DC = 8
(2) BC = 5

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If you want to understand the underlying concept in this problem, search for the Pitot theorem.

According to the Pitot theorem, the sum of pairs of opposite sides is the same.

Statement 1 is sufficient to answer the question. Statement 2 does not answer the question on its own.
Hence, Answer choice A is correct.
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