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The area of region ABCD

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The area of region ABCD [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2016, 02:23
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ABCD is a parallelogram

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of the region ABCD
24


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: The area of region ABCD [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2016, 13:45
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ABCD is a parallelogram

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of the region ABCD
24



First notice that IF a RECTANGLE had lengths the same as the parallelogram...
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...then the area of that rectangle would be 24 (since area = base x height = 4x6 = 24)


However, the given quadrilateral is NOT a rectangle.
Instead, the rectangle has been "pushed" over.
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Notice that if we "push" the rectangle far enough, then its measurements will be the same as in the given diagram/
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Most importantly, the height is now less than 6
The area of a parallelogram = base x height
So, the area = 4 x (some number that's less than 6) = some value that's less than 24

ASIDE: We need not find the actual height of the parallelogram; we need only recognize that it will be less than 6.

We have:
Quantity A: some value that's less than 24
Quantity B: 24

Answer: B
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