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From the figure, which one of the following could be the value of b ?
(A) 20
(B) 30
(C) 60
(D) 75
(E) 90

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The sum of the angles in a circle is 360.

Now we write down the values one by one:

$$a + b - \frac{a}{2} + \frac{a}{2} + 2b + 2a - 2b + 2a - b$$ $$=360$$
$$a + b + 2a + 2a - b$$ $$=360$$

$$a + 2a + 2a$$ $$=360$$
$$5a$$ $$=360$$ So we can find value of a = 72.

Now we assume that all the values of angles are positive

$$2a - b \geq 0$$ or $$b \leq 144$$

$$b - \frac{a}{2} \geq 0$$ or $$b \geq 36$$

Finally $$2a - 2b \geq 0$$ so $$b \leq 72$$.

So all option with values of b between 36 and 72 are possible.

Hence option C is correct.

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