# Question

Are the GRE geometry diagrams drawn to scale? Without doing any calculation I looked at these angles and y is clearly bigger than x, so I picked y and it's wrong.

# Answer

There are very few assumptions that can be made when it comes to diagrams and the size of angles is definitely **not** one of them. This problem was set up to catch people who assume a bit too much. (We're not being mean, it's just a great learning opportunity!) Here's a blog that covers a bit about diagrams:

GRE geometry diagram assumptions

# Link

http://gre.magoosh.com/questions/238

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