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PQRV [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2016, 02:42
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Squares PQRV and VRST have sides of length 6

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of the shaded region PQS
36


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.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: PQRV [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2016, 12:51
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Carcass wrote:
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Squares PQRV and VRST have sides of length 6

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of the shaded region PQS
36




Let's add those lengths to the diagram:
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If we focus on the shaded right triangle....
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... we see its base has length 12 and its height is 6

Triangle area = (base)(height)/2 = (12)(6)/2 = 36

So, we have:
Quantity A: 36
Quantity B: 36

Answer: C
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