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In the triangle PQRS, PS=SR

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Quantity A
Quantity B
X
Y



A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: X or Y [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2017, 20:00
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Explanation

According to the current diagram, y° is larger than x°. But remember, the figures are not always drawn to scale and you are free to make changes provided you keep the information given as a constant. In this case, the constant is that PS = SR.

So keeping line PR the same, where PS = SR, move Q around to see what happens to x and y:


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As you can see, it’s impossible to determine which angle is greater without having more information about point Q.

Hence option D is correct.
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Re: PS=SR [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2018, 14:45
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The easiest way to solve this problem is to attempt to produce two different answers. What if we imagined that point Q was stretched waaaay off to the right? Draw a quick picture. This would make y quite large and z quite small.

Now how can we make z large and y small? If you imagine smushing point Q down very close to the base, then z would be quite large while y would be small. So the answer is D.
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Re: PS=SR [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2018, 14:46
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Notice how we have two version of this question.

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Re: PS=SR [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2018, 07:17
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Re: GRE Math Challenge #61- Geometry Triangle [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2018, 07:35
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Quantity A: x
Quantity B: y

• Quantity A is greater.
• Quantity B is greater.
• Both Quantities are Equal
• Cannot be determined


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In this problem, we are only told that PS=SR

yet, we have no info about the degree of x and y. In most case, unless specified, we can not judge the angle only by appearance.

Thus, ANS=D
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Re: PS=SR [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2018, 12:55
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The easiest way to solve this problem is to attempt to produce two different answers. What if we imagined that point Q was stretched waaaay off to the right? Draw a quick picture. This would make y quite large and z quite small.

Now how can we make z large and y small? If you imagine smushing point Q down very close to the base, then z would be quite large while y would be small. So the answer is D.


I do not see z, honestly
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Re: PS=SR [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2018, 12:55
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SherpaPrep wrote:
The easiest way to solve this problem is to attempt to produce two different answers. What if we imagined that point Q was stretched waaaay off to the right? Draw a quick picture. This would make y quite large and z quite small.

Now how can we make z large and y small? If you imagine smushing point Q down very close to the base, then z would be quite large while y would be small. So the answer is D.


I do not see z, honestly



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Re: X or Y [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2018, 13:42
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Awesome explanation.

Thank you sandy.

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Re: PS=SR [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2019, 18:02
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Notice how we have two version of this question.

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yes you are right question and answer....

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The easiest way to solve this problem is to attempt to produce two different answers. What if we imagined that point Q was stretched waaaay off to the right? Draw a quick picture. This would make y quite large and z quite small.

Now how can we make z large and y small? If you imagine smushing point Q down very close to the base, then z would be quite large while y would be small. So the answer is D.


I do not see z, honestly

z is an enigma and we go..... for......go......for D......D.....D
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Re: In the triangle PQRS, PS=SR [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2019, 16:22
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