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Quantitative Aptitude: Tips & Strategy- Points to Remember for Plane Figures

Apr 14, 2015 17:30 IST

    The experts of Jagranjosh.com have come forward to help the aspirants in attempting all the questions speedily with basic preparatory strategy. By providing basic concepts, we are trying to make the calculation faster than doing from long and traditional ones. Practice and thorough learning of some properties can help the candidates in cracking Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability Section in Bank Exam, SSC Exam, Railway and Other Exam. Here are some important properties of Plane Figures.

    * If the length and breadth of a rectangle are increased by a% and b% respectively, then area will be increased by .

    [For decrease take negative sign]

    * If all the increasing sides of any two-dimensional figure are changed by a%, then its area will be changed by . In case of circle, radius (or diameter) is increased in place of sides. [For decrease take negative sign]

    * If all the measuring sides of any two-dimensional figure are changed (increased or decreased) by a%, then its perimeter also changes by a%. In case of circle such change takes palce because of the change in radius (or diameter).

    * If area of a square is a sq unit, then the area of the circle formed by the same perimeter is given by 4a/π sq unit.

    * Area of a square inscribed in a circle of radius r is equal to 2r2.

    * The area of the largest triangle inscribed in a semi-circle of radius r is equal to r2.

    * If the side of equilateral triangle is a cm, then radius of circle circumscribing the triangle,  and radius of circle inscribed in the triangle,  .

    * The area of the largest circle that can be drawn in a square of side a is .

    * If a pathway of width x is made inside or outside a rectangular plot of length l and breadth b, then area of pathway is

    (i) 2 x (l + b + 2 x), if path is made outside the plot.

    (ii) 2 x (l + b – 2 x), if path is made inside the plot.

    * If two paths, each of width x are made parallel to length (l) and breadth (b) of the rectangular plot in the middle of the plot, then area of the paths is x (l + b – x).


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