Quant Boosters  Geometry  Raman Sharma  Set 2

Number of Questions : 30
Topic : Geometry
Answer Key Available ? Yes
Source : Selected Questions from CAT Prep Forums.

Q1) In the given figure, medians QX and RY of ΔPQR are perpendicular, QX = 8 and RY = 12. The area of ΔPQR is
[OA: 64]


Q2) PQRS is a rectangle. PQ=40cm QR=30cm. Both the circles touch each other externally and also touches the two sides QS and PQ of triangle PQS. If diagonal QS is a common tangent. Find the radius of the smaller circle?
[OA: 20/3]


Q3) In triangle ABC, angle bisectors AD and BE intersected at P. If the sides of triangle are 3, 5, 7 opposite to A, B, C respectively and BP = x and PE = y , compute for the ratio x:y where x and y are relatively prime integers.
[OA: 2 : 1]

Credits : Sahabudeen Salaeh

Q4) A semicircle is inscribed in an equilateral triangle as shown. What fraction of the triangle lies inside the semicircle?
[OA: √3π/8 ]

Q5) In ∆ABC , AD ia the altitude from A onto the side BC. If b > c , angle C =23° and AD = abc/(b²  c²) , then angle B is equal to
a. 83°
b. 113°
c. 123°
d. 75°
e. NoT[OA: 113]

Q6) On a circle 26 equidistant points are marked. These points are joined to form triangles. Of the triangles formed, how many of them will have their circumcenter on one of their sides?
[OA : 312]

Q7) ABCD is a square with side length r units .
AB is trisected by two points R and S ,
CD is trisected by two points P and Q ,
AP and DR intersect at E
AP and DS intersect at N
AQ and DR intersect at M
AQ and DS intersect at F
What is the area of the quadrilateral EMFN ?[OA: (r/6)^2]

Credits : Turan Bey

Q8) In the square ABCD , a line through B intersects the extension of CD at E , the side AD at F and the diagonal AC at G if BG = 9 and GF = 3 , then what is the length of EF ?
[OA: 24]

Q9) Two of the sides of a triangle are in the ratio 3:4. The medians to these sides are perpendicular to each other. If the third side of the triangle is 12root(5), find the smaller of the first two sides of the triangle.
[OA: 36]


Q10) The shortest median of a rightangled triangle is 25 units. If the area of the triangle is 336 sq.units, what is the length (in units) of the longest median of the triangle?
[OA: 48.5]


Q11) In triangle ABC, two lines DE and FG are drawn parallel to BC such that they divide AC in the ratio 2:3:5. Find the ratio of area of triangle ABC to area of the trapezium DEGF.
[OA: 100 : 21]

Q12) The parallel sides of Trapezium is 6 and 8 units respectively. Find the length of the line segment parallel to these sides and which divides the area of trapezium in equal halves.
A. 4 √3
B. 5 √ 2
C. 7
D. 7/√2[OA: Option b]


credits : @swetabh_kumar
let length be x..so 1/2 * (6x) * h1= 1/2 * (1/2 * 14 * h2)..h1 is the height of the smaller trapezium...h2 is overall heght.
so (6+x)h1=7h2
now the line of legth x is divided into length 6 and 2 equal corner segments of legth (x6)/2 each.
by similar triangles, h1/h2= (x6)/2.
plug in the 1st eqn7/(6+x)=(x6)/2
x^2  36 = 14
x = 5 root 2