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What is the value of z in the figure above?

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Re: What is the value of z in the figure above? [#permalink]
Z is equal to the sum of x+y.

Hence, both statements are together sufficient (C)
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What is the value of z in the figure above?

(1) x = 50
(2) y = 35

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The first step of the VA (Variable Approach) method is to modify the original condition and the question. We then recheck the question. We should simplify conditions if necessary.

An exterior angle of a triangle is a sum of non-adjacent interior angles of the triangle.
Thus we have z = x + y.

Since we have 3 variables (x, y and z) and 1 equation, C is most likely the answer. So, we should consider conditions 1) & 2) together first. After comparing the number of variables and the number of equations, we can save time by considering conditions 1) & 2) together first.

Conditions 1) & 2)

Since x = 50 and y = 35, we have z = x + y = 85.
Since both conditions together yield a unique solution, they are sufficient.

Normally, in problems which require 2 equations, such as those in which the original conditions include 2 variables, or 3 variables and 1 equation, or 4 variables and 2 equations, each of conditions 1) and 2) provide an additional equation. In these problems, the two key possibilities are that C is the answer (with probability 70%), and E is the answer (with probability 25%). Thus, there is only a 5% chance that A, B, or D is the answer. This occurs in common mistake types 3 and 4. Since C (both conditions together are sufficient) is the most likely answer, we save time by first checking whether conditions 1) and 2) are sufficient, when taken together. Obviously, there may be cases in which the answer is A, B, D, or E, but if conditions 1) and 2) are NOT sufficient when taken together, the answer must be E.
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What is the value of z in the figure above?

(1) x = 50
(2) y = 35

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LOL Make it easy:

Some high school math: Exterior angle = sum of interior opposite angles
-->Z=x+y;
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Solution:

A new og 2021 question

We know that the external angle is obtained as a sum of two opposite internal angles in a triangle.

=> z = x + y

St(1):- x = 50

We do not know the value of y to figure out the value of z. (Insufficient)

St(2) :- y = 35

We do not know the value of x to figure out the value of z. (Insufficient)

Combining both we have

x=50 and y =35
Thus z = x + y
= 50 + 35 (Sufficient) Option (c)

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Re: What is the value of z in the figure above? [#permalink]
parkhydel

What is the value of z in the figure above?

(1) x = 50
(2) y = 35

DS27860.02

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