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# In the triangle ABC, what is the value of x ? ​

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In the triangle ABC, what is the value of x ? ​ [#permalink]  31 Jan 2019, 16:41
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In $$\triangle ABC$$, what is the value of x ? ​

A) 75

B) ​60

C) ​45 ​

D) 30

E) ​15
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Re: In the triangle ABC, what is the value of x ? ​ [#permalink]  01 Feb 2019, 07:41
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In $$\triangle ABC$$, what is the value of x ? ​

A) 75

B) ​60

C) ​45 ​

D) 30

E) ​15

Notice that the length of the hypotenuse (8) is TWICE the length of one of the legs (4).

This should remind us of the 30-60-90 SPECIAL right triangle, in which the hypotenuse is TWICE the length of one of the legs.

Here's the BASE 30-60-90 SPECIAL right triangle

So, even though the diagram is definitely NOT drawn to scale, we can conclude that x must equal 60°

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