The operation above rotates the regular pentagon clockwise by (72n) degrees from its center. What replaces the initial b position when n = 19?
A. a B. b C. c D. d E. e
(C) Think of the polygon as you would a wheel being rotated at its center. A wheel sweeps a 360º angle everytime it returns to its initial positon. Since this is a regular pentagon, we can incement our rotations by dividing 360/5 = 72. So everytime the center spins 72º, the polygon moves by one vertex clockwise.An alternative way to consider the problem is to realize that everytime n = 5, it returns to its original configuration. So, when n = 4, the position is occupied by the vertex that is one vertex away in the clockwise direction because it lags by one 72º turn. For more information on type of questions, order the online prep course.
------------- Since the rotation is clockwise and the position b is 72 degrees short of returning to its original configuration, shouldn\'t its position be at a? (c would replace b at 21n)
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