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One more PAT question for you guys...

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by FROGGBUSTER, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. FROGGBUSTER

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    Answer at the bottom of my post so you guys can solve it first without knowing the answer.


















































    Answer is E, but can someone explain to me why it can't be A also (side view would look like it fits)? Thanks.
     
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  3. LetsGo2DSchool

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    This is a tricky one and impossible to tell unless you use something as a measuring device. Choice A is too big. If you take a piece of paper and measure it, you'll see what I mean. How to figure this out on the exam, I don't know.
     
  4. FROGGBUSTER

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    So the absolute size of keyholes are taken into account in this section LG2DS? I asked this question yesterday in a thread but didn't get a definitive response.
     
  5. LetsGo2DSchool

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    I guess you can compare the length in choice A with those in choices C & E and possibly B to use as a basis of reference.
     
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    That's my understanding and based on the feedback in the score report threads of the Keyholes being more about proportion/size than shape, I would presume it would hold true on the actual exam.
     
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    You mean choice A is TOO SMALL not too big
     
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    It's too big if inserted with the arrow end first. If inserted with the other side first, then it's too small.
     
  9. toothhornet88

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    oh ok I see. This is a close one cuz choice E the lower part of the hole is shorter than the actual key

    This is the part that Im talking about. They dont seem to correspond in terms of length

    http://flic.kr/p/aaJZbL
     
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    It's actually deceiving here because the thing is a hexagon-like shape so there's an edge that sticks out a little further that's not in clear view in the problem, and so it would require a smaller space.
     
  11. EpicDentist

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    I agree, but then who is to say that these two (highlighted) heights are actually the same? They don't appear to be the same on the Q.
     

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    A)skip
    b) pillar isnt high enough - wrong
    c) triangle edge shouldnt be flat- wrong
    d ) no hole - wrong
    e) pointed edges match, heights of pillar and triangle are comparable, possible!
    compare a vs e, nothing in e seems to be wrong, i typically go with the diagram answers (more effort to understand than just picking a box.

    also i like to match distances on th end of the figure to the end of the square outline. A seems to have alot more space between the gaps!
     
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    C'mon... this is easy. Choice A is too short! All of the others don't match the dimensions except E
     
  14. toothhornet88

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    its too short and too long, depending from which side
     

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