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# IF x is less than y and if (z-x) = 1/3 (y-x) and if (p-y)

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IF x is less than y and if (z-x) = 1/3 (y-x) and if (p-y) [#permalink]  25 Nov 2003, 08:48
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IF x is less than y and if (z-x) = 1/3 (y-x) and if (p-y) = (y-x)
what is the value of (p-x) / (y-x)?
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Re: PS -good one!!!! [#permalink]  25 Nov 2003, 19:30
IF x is less than y and if (z-x) = 1/3 (y-x) and if (p-y) = (y-x)
what is the value of (p-x) / (y-x)?

i'm feeling sleepy now - it's 10:25 pm my time! however, i will give it a shot.

(p-y)=(y-x)

p=2y-x

thus,

(2y-x-x)/(y-x) = 2(y-x)/(y-x) = 2
Re: PS -good one!!!!   [#permalink] 25 Nov 2003, 19:30
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