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awkward phrasing - simple question [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 13:59
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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
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4
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9
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14
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y + 9
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y + 14
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Re: awkward phrasing - simple question [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2010, 14:06
Answer is C (14)

x - 5 = y + 4

z= x + 5 - y

z = 14
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Re: awkward phrasing - simple question [#permalink] New post 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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