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If 5 less than x is 4 greater than y, then a number z that is 5 greate

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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

A. 4
B. 9
C. 14
D. y + 9
E. y + 14
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Answer is C (14)

\(x - 5 = y + 4\)

\(z= x + 5 - y\)

\(z = 14\)
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14 it is....nice one....
Need to construct the equation carefully...
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