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Lines & Angle problem

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Lines & Angle problem

by omair_bba » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:53 am
Hi, Below Q is not from any OG.

Q: Concerning the figure below, if a=b, which of the following statements must be true?

(I) c=d , (II) f & k are parallel. , (III) m & f are perpendicular.


A) None
B) I only
C) I & II only
D) I & III only
E) I,II & III



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by vk_vinayak » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am
omair_bba wrote:Hi, Below Q is not from any OG.

Q: Concerning the figure below, if a=b, which of the following statements must be true?

(I) c=d , (II) f & k are parallel. , (III) m & f are perpendicular.


A) None
B) I only
C) I & II only
D) I & III only
E) I,II & III



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Please explain answer too !

Thankx...
From the figure given a+c=180 and b+d=180. Since a=b, we can say that c=d. I'm not sure if the II and III MUST BE TRUE. IMO B
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by omair_bba » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:03 pm
@vk_vinayak
From the figure given a+c=180 and b+d=180. Since a=b, we can say that c=d. I'm not sure if the II and III MUST BE TRUE. IMO B
Yup the answer is B

I solved it the same way !

But what else I should know to eliminate II & III with surety ?

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by adthedaddy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:21 pm
But what else I should know to eliminate II & III with surety ?
Dear Omair,

I have redrawn the figure you posted in such a way that it satisfies the given condition of a=b.

You need to imagine possibilities to prove option (II) and Option (III) wrong.

You can see in the following figure, 'f' & 'k' are neither parallel nor 'm' & 'f' are perpendicular.
It also satisfies all the given conditions.

So, we can conclude that, only condition (I) is true as a,c & b,d form a linear pair. Thus, a=b => c=d

Ans: Option B
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