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alcatraz Just gettin' started!
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GMAT prep question, Geometry, ratio : ) Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:17 am
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Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:39 am
I think that the option is wrong. You can check my answer:

Area of the equilateral triangle= 3^(1/2) / 4 *t^2

Area of the square = s2

Since areas are equal,

3^(1/2) / 4 *t^2 = s2 which gives on simplification, s/t= 2/ 3^(1/4).

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Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:54 am
i think there is a mistake in the answer. area of equilateral triangle is sqrt(3)/4 *t^2 and square has area as s^2 so obviously s/t= 2/ 3^(1/4)

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