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GMAT Right Triangles

by ejkiv


July 19, 2015


GMAT Right triangles are everywhere on the exam. Make sure you spend some good time studying the portions of this chapter so that you can easily move between the rules, and you do not have to spend too much time recalling the relationships. There are two components to GMAT right triangles: Hypotenuse: The longest side, which is also opposite the right angle. Legs: The two sides that meet to form the right triangle. For the area of the right triangle the legs make up the base and height. Y...

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GMAT Triangles

by ejkiv


July 19, 2015


Triangles are everywhere on the GMAT. Even in problems where you do not see any gmat triangles, there are often ways to draw triangles in the diagram that aide you in solving the problem. It is paramount that you understand all of these rules and can comfortably move between them. There are three types of triangles that will be prevalent on the exam: Isosceles Triangle: A triangle that has two sides that are of equal length and two angles of equal measure (these are opposite the sides of eq...

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