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April 6th, 2018, 11:21 AM   #1
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If you can help me please, the correct answer is E, but if you can explain why the 3 sentences are correct I would appreciate it very much.
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April 6th, 2018, 01:53 PM   #2
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The diagram is badly drawn. It should appear more like as shown below.
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OB has slope 1/2 and OA has slope -2,
where A is the point (-3, 6) and B is the point (6, 3).
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I agree that the picture is badly drawn- or at least badly labeled. Also, we must assume that OA and OB are straight lines, which is not stated. IF OA is a straight line through (0, 0) and (-2, 4) then f(x) = -2x for x < 0 so that f(-3) = -2(-3) = 6. IF OB is a straight line through (0, 0) and (4, 2) then f(x) = x/2 for x > 0 so that f(6) = 6/2 = 3. Knowing that A = (-3, 6) and that B = (6, 3) we can calculate the lengths of the sides: $\displaystyle OA= \sqrt{(-3)^2+ 6^2}= \sqrt{45}= 3\sqrt{5}$, $\displaystyle OB= \sqrt{6^2+ 3^2}= \sqrt{45}= 3\sqrt{5}$. Triangle AOB is an equilateral triangle with sides OB and OA congruent.

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I assume you mean "isosceles right triangle", not "equilateral triangle".
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Yes, thank you.
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