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If x, y and z are nonzero numbers and x – 2y = –z, which of the following is equal to 2?

A (x-y)/z

B (x+y)/z

C (x-z)/y

D (z-x)/y

E (z+y)/-x
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Re: If x, y and z are nonzero number [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2013, 05:30
Ok. I plugged in x=5 y=3 so 5-2(3)=5-6=-1 therefor z=1

a. (5-3)/1=2

b. (5+3)/1=8

i get A. Can you please explain?
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maglian wrote:
If x, y and z are nonzero numbers and x – 2y = –z, which of the following is equal to 2?

A (x-y)/z

B (x+y)/z

C (x-z)/y

D (z-x)/y

E (z+y)/-x


None of the options equal to 2 if x=2, y=4 and z=6. Can you please check the question?
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Re: If x, y and z are nonzero number [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 08:36
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after re-arranging the variables, 2 should be = (x+z)/(y)
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