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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## What is the area of right triangle ACE? tagged by: swerve ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## What is the area of right triangle ACE? In the circle with center C above, what is the area of right triangle ACE? 1) AE equals 16 inches. 2) BD equals 12 inches. The OA is E. Please, can any expert explain this DS question for me? I have many difficulties to understand why that is the correct answer. Thanks. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 22 Aug 2016 Posted: 1605 messages Followed by: 27 members Upvotes: 470 swerve wrote: In the circle with center C above, what is the area of right triangle ACE? 1) AE equals 16 inches. 2) BD equals 12 inches. The OA is E. Please, can any expert explain this DS question for me? I have many difficulties to understand why that is the correct answer. Thanks. The area of right triangle ACE = 1/2*AB*CE 1) AE equals 16 inches. We do not know the length of CE. Insufficient. 2) BD equals 12 inches. We do not know the length of AE and CE. Insufficient (1) and (2) combined together We still do not know the length of CE. Insufficient. The correct answer: E Hope this helps! -Jay _________________ Manhattan Review GMAT Prep Locations: New York | New Delhi | Seoul | Cairo | and many more... Schedule your free consultation with an experienced GMAT Prep Advisor! Click here. • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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