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topscore QR test #3 Q #37 wrong?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by Dentista08, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Dentista08

    Dentista08 looking for a practice!
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    hi, im soooo confused
    If the sides of the pentagon are x, x, x+1, 2x+1, 5x-7 and P=45, find the SECOND LARGEST side.
    x=5
    second largest side is x+1, no? 5+1=6
    answer is 11. Why do they consider 2x+1 2nd largest side???
     
  2. Sublimation

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    Key word largest. The second largest is the one that comes right before the largest if they were put in increasing order. draw it out u will see. And remember its second largest, not second smallest. largest start from the top and go down smallest start from bottom and work ur way up. :)
     
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    x=5
    x=5
    x+1=6
    2x+1=11
    5x-7=18

    The second largest is 2x+1 (18)......you can't be messing up like this my buddy!
     
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    Dentista08

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    See what i mean? i got confused with the word "second largest" for some reason i took it as "count from smallest to largest" lol i guess that would be second smallest.. Stupid mistakes like this get me.. (English is 2nd language since age 12 but i know that's not an excuse..)
    Thanks guys
     
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    I hear you lol Eng is my second too, you're spanish I assume?
     
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    nope- russian
    i just love Italian language and have been trying to learn it for some time now "Dentista" = dentist in Italian
     
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    I was born and raised in Italy.. haha. Glad to hear you like the language:D
     

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