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In the triangle shown which is greater x or y

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In the triangle shown which is greater x or y [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2018, 07:40
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Quantity A
Quantity B
\(x\)
\(y\)


A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column 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 > y or x < y [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2018, 13:22
The only explanation I can think of is to say that the triangle is not drawn to scale, making the answer to the question D, but I am interested in seeing the proper/different approach to this question.
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Re: x > y or x < y [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2018, 13:54
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You are kind of right. There isn't an analyical solution to this, but rather understanding of how triangles work.

Consider the following cases:


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If you have drawn the triangle like this clearly x > y

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If you have drawn the triangle like this clearly y > x


The idea is to know that if atleast 3 things about a triangle are not told it is not fixed.


--> 3 sides

--> 1 side 2 angles

--> 2 sides 1 angle that is NOT in between the two sides

If these are not specified the triangle is not fixed! That means you can redraw the questions' triangle in anyway you like.

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Re: In the triangle shown which is greater x or y [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2019, 13:51
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Re: x > y or x < y [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2019, 13:53
sandy wrote:

--> 2 sides 1 angle that is NOT in between the two sides



Is it true or the opposite is true.
Re: x > y or x < y   [#permalink] 19 Jan 2019, 13:53
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