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Question 20 :Let ABC be a right-angled triangle with BC as the hypotenuse. Lengths of AB and AC are 15 km and 20 km, respectively. The minimum possible time, in minutes, required to reach the hypotenuse from A at a speed of 30 km per hour is: [TITA]

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##### Method of solving this CAT Question from Geometry

Given that ABC be a right-angled triangle with BC as the hypotenuse.
Lengths of AB and AC are 15 km and 20 km, respectively.
We have to find the minimum possible time, in minutes, required to reach the hypotenuse from A at a speed of 30 km per hour.
We should first find the minimum distance in order to find the minimum possible time, in minutes, required to reach the hypotenuse from A at a speed of 30 km per hour.
Therefore minimum distance AD has to be found and then it should be divided by the 30 km per hour.
Using the idea of similar triangles
Area of the triangle ABC
⟹ $$frac{1}{2}$ × BA × AC = $\frac{1}{2}$ × BC × AD ⟹ $\frac{1}{2}$ × 15 × 20 = $\frac{1}{2}$ × 25 × AD ⟹ AD = 12 units Hence 12 kms is travelled at 30km per hour ⟹ $\frac{12}{30}$ = $\frac{2}{5}$ The minimum possible time, in minutes, required to reach the hypotenuse from A at a speed of 30 km per hour is $\frac{2}{5}$ × 60 = 24 minutes Key thing to be noted here is using Pythagoras theorem to find the altitude AD and then using Speed, Time and Distance formula to find the time. The question is "Let ABC be a right-angled triangle with BC as the hypotenuse. Lengths of AB and AC are 15 km and 20 km, respectively. The minimum possible time, in minutes, required to reach the hypotenuse from A at a speed of 30 km per hour is: [TITA]" ##### Hence, the answer is 24 ###### Best CAT Online Coaching Try upto 40 hours for free Learn from the best! ###### Best Indore IPM & Rohtak IPM CoachingSignup and sample 9 full classes for free. Register now! ###### Already have an Account? ###### CAT Coaching in ChennaiCAT 2021Enroll at 49,000/- 44,000/- Online Classroom Batches Starting Now! ###### Best CAT Coaching in ChennaiPrices slashed by Rs 4000/- Attend a Demo Class ##### Where is 2IIM located? 2IIM Online CAT Coaching A Fermat Education Initiative, 58/16, Indira Gandhi Street, Kaveri Rangan Nagar, Saligramam, Chennai 600 093 ##### How to reach 2IIM? Phone:$91) 44 4505 8484
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