In the circle at the left, O is the center, A, B and C are on the circle and OABC is a parallelogram. If AB = 6, what is the length of segment AC (not drawn)?
(A) 3√2 (B) 3√3 (C) 6 (D) 6√2 (E) 6√3
POINTS TO PONDER
Is this an appropriate standardized test question?
Are you an opponent of multiple choice (aka, "multiple guess") questions. Why?
We can also say much about the issue of drawing figures that do not appear to be what they are? Is it just the testmaker's way of misleading or trapping students or is there a valid purpose to this?
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