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# Box W and Box V each contain several blue sticks and red

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Box W and Box V each contain several blue sticks and red sticks, and all of the red sticks have the same length. The length of each red stick is 19 inches less that the average length of the sticks in Box W and 6 inches greater than the average length of the sticks in Box V. What is the average (arithmetic mean) length, in inches, of the sticks in Box W minus the average length, in inches, of the sticks in Box V?
(A) 3
(B) 6
(C) 12
(D) 18
(E) 24
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22 Oct 2007, 12:30
rags wrote:
Box W and Box V each contain several blue sticks and red sticks, and all of the red sticks have the same length. The length of each red stick is 19 inches less that the average length of the sticks in Box W and 6 inches greater than the average length of the sticks in Box V. What is the average (arithmetic mean) length, in inches, of the sticks in Box W minus the average length, in inches, of the sticks in Box V?
(A) 3
(B) 6
(C) 12
(D) 18
(E) 24

If it asks Average length of sticks in W - Average length of sticks in V I got 25, which is not among answer choices. I think i might have missed smth.
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22 Oct 2007, 12:57
I am just not able to come up with an equation for this!
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22 Oct 2007, 14:16
Looks st forward enough I guess the options must be wrong. I cannot think of a way this can have a more complicated soln

rags wrote:
I am just not able to come up with an equation for this!
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