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# awkward phrasing - simple question

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awkward phrasing - simple question [#permalink]  15 Aug 2010, 13:59
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35% (medium)

Question Stats:

61% (02:16) correct 39% (01:31) wrong based on 51 sessions
If 5 less than x is 4 greater than y, then a number z that is 5 greater than x reduced by y is equal to
A
4
B
9
C
14
D
y + 9
E
y + 14
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Re: awkward phrasing - simple question [#permalink]  15 Aug 2010, 14:06

$$x - 5 = y + 4$$

$$z= x + 5 - y$$

$$z = 14$$
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Re: awkward phrasing - simple question [#permalink]  17 Aug 2010, 01:12
14 it is....nice one....
Need to construct the equation carefully...
Re: awkward phrasing - simple question   [#permalink] 17 Aug 2010, 01:12
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