GMAT Quantitative Review

3.0 Math Review

3.4 Word Problems

8. Geometry Problems

The following is an example of a word problem involving geometry.

Example:

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The figure above shows an aerial view of a piece of land. If all angles shown are right angles, what is the perimeter of the piece of land?

Solution: For reference, label the figure as

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If all the angles are right angles, then image, and image. Hence, the perimeter of the land is image.