In a ∆ABC, it is given that ∠A : ∠B : ∠C = 3 : 2 : 1 and ∠ACD = 90°. If BC is produced to E then ∠ECD = ?

Question:

In a ∆ABC, it is given that ∠A : ∠B : ∠C = 3 : 2 : 1 and ∠ACD = 90°. If BC is produced to E then ∠ECD = ?
(a) 60°
(b) 50°
(c) 40°
(d) 25°

 

Solution:

Let $\angle A=(3 x)^{\circ}, \angle B=(2 x)^{\circ}$ and $\angle C=x^{\circ}$

Then,

$3 x+2 x+x=180^{\circ} \quad[$ Sum of the angles of a triangle $]$

$\Rightarrow 6 x=180^{\circ}$

 

$\Rightarrow x=30^{\circ}$

Hence, the angles are

$\angle A=3 \times 30^{\circ}=90^{\circ}, \angle B=2 \times 30^{\circ}=60^{\circ}$ and $\angle C=30^{\circ}$

Side BC of triangle ABC is produced to E.

$\therefore \angle A C E=\angle A+\angle B$

$\Rightarrow \angle A C D+\angle E C D=90^{\circ}+60^{\circ}$

$\Rightarrow 90^{\circ}+\angle E C D=150^{\circ}$

$\Rightarrow \angle E C D=60^{\circ}$

Hence, the correct answer is option (a).

 

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