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# In the figure shown, which of the following could be the len

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In the figure shown, which of the following could be the len [#permalink]  08 Sep 2019, 02:16
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#greprepclub In the figure shown, which of the following.jpg [ 20.46 KiB | Viewed 191 times ]

In the figure shown, which of the following could be the length of $$YZ$$?

Indicate all such lengths.

A. 2

B. 3

C. 5

D. 8

E. 9
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Kudos [?]: 2358 [2] , given: 33

Re: In the figure shown, which of the following could be the len [#permalink]  10 Sep 2019, 15:41
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#greprepclub In the figure shown, which of the following.jpg

In the figure shown, which of the following could be the length of $$YZ$$?

Indicate all such lengths.

A. 2

B. 3

C. 5

D. 8

E. 9

IMPORTANT RULE: If two sides of a triangle have lengths A and B, then . . .
DIFFERENCE between A and B < length of third side < SUM of A and B

So, if the two known sides have lengths 3 and 5, then...
5 - 3 < length of YZ < 5 + 3
Simplify: 2 < length of YZ < 8

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Re: In the figure shown, which of the following could be the len   [#permalink] 10 Sep 2019, 15:41
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