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CAT 2021 Quant was dominated by Arithmetic followed by Algebra. In Arithmetic, the questions were dominated by topics like Speed-time-distance, Mixture and Alligations. This year, there was a surprise. The questions from Geometry were relatively on the lower side as compared to the previous years. There were 8 TITA Qs this year. Overall this section was at a medium level of difficulty.

Question 15 : Suppose the length of each side of a regular hexagon ABCDEF is 2 cm. It T is the mid point of CD, then the length of AT, in cm, is

  1. √15
  2. √13
  3. √12
  4. √14

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Explanatory Answer

Hexagon construction
In a regular hexagon, each internal angle is equal to 120°.
From isosceles triangle ABC, we know the length of two sides and including angle.
We will be able to find the third side (AC) using the Pythagoras theorem or the sine rule.
Hence, AC = 2√3cm
Given that, T is the midpoint.
So, CT = 1cm.
From the right-angled △ ACT,
AC2 + CT2 = AT2
AT2 = (2 √3)2 + (1)2 = 13
AT = √(13)


The question is " Suppose the length of each side of a regular hexagon ABCDEF is 2 cm. It T is the mid point of CD, then the length of AT, in cm, is "

Hence, the answer is '√13'

Choice B is the correct answer.

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