# CAT 2017 Question Paper | Quants Slot 2

###### CAT Previous Year Paper | CAT Geometry Questions | Question 20

We have seen the emphasis of CAT Exam Preparation shift from merely formulaes to testing the ability of students to understand and comprehend a concept. CAT 2017 Question Paper is a perfect example of this shift. This also shows the importance of practicing question from CAT previous year paper to build a strong foundation for your CAT Online Preparation . Here is a question from Triangles in Geometry that'll help you get started on this journey of conquering the CAT Question Paper for this year.

Question 20 : Let P be an interior point of a right-angled isosceles triangle ABC with hypotenuse AB. If the perpendicular distance of P from each of AB, BC, and CA is 4(√2 - 1) cm, then the area, in sq. cm, of the triangle ABC is [TITA]

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

Let ABC be the right angled isosceles triangle with hypotenuse AB and P be an interior point
r (inradius) = 4(√2 - 1)
In any right triangle with a , b , h being its sides, r = $$frac{a + b - h}{2}$ Here we have the right angled isosceles triangle with a , a , a√2 as its sides ⟹ r = $\frac{a + a - a√2}{2}$ = 4$√2 - 1)
⟹ $$frac{2a - √2a}{2}$ = 4$√2 - 1)
⟹ $$frac{√2a$√2 - 1$}{2}) = 4(√2 - 1)
⟹ $$frac{a}{√2}$ = 4 ⟹ a = 4√2 ⟹ The area of the triangle ABC = $\frac{1}{2}$ × 4√2 × 4√2 The area of the triangle ABC = 16 sq.cm The question is "Let P be an interior point of a right-angled isosceles triangle ABC with hypotenuse AB. If the perpendicular distance of P from each of AB, BC, and CA is 4$√2 - 1) cm, then the area, in sq. cm, of the triangle ABC is [TITA]"

##### Hence, the answer is 16

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