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    If L1 and L2 are two parallel lines and AB = BC, then
    Col A: x
    Col B: 60

    choices

    Col A is big
    Col B is big
    BOTH r equal
    cannot be determined
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    Are you sure about the answer-options?

    Unless there is further information, specifically a definition of "big", I don't see how one might begin to judge the first two answer-options. (It would be different if they said something like "too big".) And I see no variable "r", so I can't begin to guess what "BOTH r equal" might mean. Sorry.
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    yup
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluffmaster.roy.007 View Post
    6.

    If L1 and L2 are two parallel lines and AB = BC, then
    Col A: x
    Col B: 60

    choices

    Col A is big
    Col B is big
    BOTH r equal
    cannot be determined
    Hi Bluffmaster.roy.007,

    Using alternate interior angles postulate for parallel lines, it's easy to see that the angle formed on the right side of C is also x.

    Triangle ABC is isosceles since AB = BC

    Angle CAB is 58 degrees since alternate interior angles are congruent.

    Angle BCA is also 58 degrees since base angles of an isosceles triangle are equal in measure.

    Now you have enough information to find the value of x.

    And as Stapel alluded, don't use 'r' when you're trying to say "are". When we see a single letter like that, we think 'variable'. Be very clear when asking your questions. Saves time for us and you.
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    thanks man sorry about that will correct it
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