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Question

What is the area of the triangle?
(A) Two sides are 41 cm each
(B) The altitude to the third side is 9 cm long.
  1. Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient
  2. Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient
  3. Each statement alone is sufficient
  4. BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
  5. Statement (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient to answer the question asked, and additional data are needed.


Solution

The correct option is D BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

option (d)

If the altitude to the base of an isosceles triangle is known, the base can be found, and hence the area.

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