# SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 434: Answer and Explanation

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**Question: 434**

**17.**

__Note:__ Figure not drawn to scale.

In the figure above, || . If the length of is 3, what is the length of ?

A. 3

B. 4

C. 5

D. 3

E. It cannot be determined from the information given.

**Correct Answer:** A

**Explanation:**

**A** Keep in mind that this figure is not drawn to scale. Because , you know that the following angles are equal: ∠*DCE*, ∠*CEA*, ∠*BCA*, ∠*CAE*. Because triangle *ACE* has two equal angles, it is isosceles and the sides opposite those angles are also equal. Therefore, *CE* = *AC* = 3.