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# What is the value of a?

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17 Jan 2019, 22:47
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35% (medium)

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65% (01:04) correct 35% (01:11) wrong based on 43 sessions

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What is the value of a?

A 30
B 50
C 80
D 130
E 150

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Updated on: 19 Jan 2019, 02:12
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Bunuel wrote:

What is the value of a?

A 30
B 50
C 80
D 130
E 150

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angle d= angle c = 180-100 = 80
angle a = 80
IMO C
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18 Jan 2019, 11:48
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If DC=DE <DEC=50 AND <EDC=80, ADE=100. SINCE AB||DE <A=80.

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18 Jan 2019, 12:39
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Easy one since line segment ED=DC then <DEC = <DCE=50
Now <EDC + <DEC + <DCE =180
<EDC =180-50-50 =80
Now since AB || DE we have a transversal AC therefore <EDC is corresponding to <BAC =a =80

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