Q.) A certain square is to be drawn on a coordinate plane. One of the vertices must be on the origin, and the square is to have an area of 100. If all coordinates of the vertices must be integers, how many different ways can this square be drawn?
A)4
B)6
C)8
D)10
E)12
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since area is 100 so each side=10
one vertex is at origin , so two vertices will lie on x & y axis resp and the fourth one in the quadrants ,hence 4 squares r possible
one vertex is at origin , so two vertices will lie on x & y axis resp and the fourth one in the quadrants ,hence 4 squares r possible

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Step 1: If area = 100, side = 10.akshatgupta87 wrote:Q.) A certain square is to be drawn on a coordinate plane. One of the vertices must be on the origin, and the square is to have an area of 100. If all coordinates of the vertices must be integers, how many different ways can this square be drawn?
A)4
B)6
C)8
D)10
E)12
Step 2: Recognize that the hypotenuse of a 6810 triangle is 10.
Step 3: Plot coordinate pairs using every possible combination of (Â±6,Â±8), (Â±8,Â±6),(0,Â±10) and (Â±10,0).
Step 4: Using the plotted points, draw connected squares centered about the origin. Three sets of connected squares are possible:
Number of possible squares = 12.
The correct answer is E.
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