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X or Y is greater [#permalink] New post 19 May 2017, 01:58
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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.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: X or Y is greater [#permalink] New post 22 May 2017, 08:22
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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.


Tricky!!
The author of this question wants us to think that the line through the triangle is perpendicular to the base.
However, this would be an unwarranted conclusion, since we're not told that it's perpendicular (although it certainly looks perpendicular :-D )

If it were perpendicular, then x and y would be equal.
However, it's also possible that the line is NOT perpendicular in which case, x and y are NOT equal

Answer:
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D


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Re: X or Y is greater [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2018, 11:20
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