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To solve, I took the sum of the expressions as seen below:

X + Y = 80

Y + Z = 120

X + Z = 160 2X + 2Y + 2Z = 360

Dividing by 2 we get X + Y + Z = 180.

Since we know X + Y = 80 from Jar P, we can deduce that Z = 100. Since Z is the number of green marbles in Jar R we have our solution.

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x+y = 80 ---(1)

x+z = 160---(2)

z+y= 120---(3)

Subtract equation 1 from 2 & we get--> z-y = 80----(4)

Add equation (4) & (3) we get--> 2z= 200

z=100

Answer D

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x + y = 80 ......(1) y + z = 120 .....(2) x + z = 160 ......(3) From (2) above, z=160-y .....Substitute value of z in (3) ==> x-y = 40 ....(4) Solve (1) and (4), to get x = 60 ==> y = 20 ==> z = 100 Thus, number of green marbles in Jar R = 100 (Ans = D)

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x+y=80...(1) y+z=120 ==> z=120-y x+z=160 ==> z=120-x...(3) 120-x=160-y ==> x-y=40...(2) sloving (1) & (2) we get x=60 put value of x=60 in eqn (3), 60+z=160 => z=100 Ans

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x + y = 80 eq 1

y + z = 120 eq 2

x + z = 160 eq 3

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2x + 2y + 2z = 360 --> x + y+ z = 180 eq 4

Combine eq 4 and eq 1:

80 + z = 180 --> z = 100 Answer: D

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SOLUTION In the table above, what is the number of green marbles in Jar R ? (A) 70

(B) 80

(C) 90

(D) 100

(E) 110

We need to find the value of

z , while given that:

x+y=80 ;

y+z=120 ;

x+z=160 .

Sum these 3 equations:

2x+2y+2z=360 --> reduce by 2:

x+y+z=180 --> since we know that

x+y=80 , then

80+z=180 -->

z=100 .

Answer: D.

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Are we always allowed to sum the 3 equations? Do we need to have some commonalities to be able to sum the equations?

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X+Y =80 --------- (1) Y+Z =120 -------- (2) X+Z =160 -------- (3) Subtract (3) -(1) we get Z - Y = 80 -----------(4) ADD (4) and (2) equations, Z=100; Hence D.

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Bunuel wrote:

russ9 wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

SOLUTION In the table above, what is the number of green marbles in Jar R ? (A) 70

(B) 80

(C) 90

(D) 100

(E) 110

We need to find the value of

z , while given that:

x+y=80 ;

y+z=120 ;

x+z=160 .

Sum these 3 equations:

2x+2y+2z=360 --> reduce by 2:

x+y+z=180 --> since we know that

x+y=80 , then

80+z=180 -->

z=100 .

Answer: D.

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Are we always allowed to sum the 3 equations? Do we need to have some commonalities to be able to sum the equations?

Yes, we can sum/subtract/multiply equations. I think you are mixing equations with inequalities, for which there are specific rules.

Adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing inequalities: help-with-add-subtract-mult-divid-multiple-inequalities-155290.html Hope this helps.

Thanks for clarifying.

Just to confirm one of your comments above -- "Yes, we can sum/subtract/multiply equations." -- would this be valid for the problem even if one of the equations didn't have any common variables. What I mean is, if the equations read:

x+y=80 ;

a+b=120 ;x+z=160 .

Can we still add the 3?

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Bunuel wrote:

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Can we still add the 3?

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Another approach can be back solving by taking a value from choices for z and finding x and y to see if they make sense per the table.

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The table provided in this question was a boon for me. See how below.....

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1. Replaced y with (80-x). The equation remains intact on "Jar P" row

2. Copied (80-x) in "Jar Q" row.

These 2 steps directly eliminates x & y 3. Adding rows "Jar Q" & "Jar R"

2z+80 = 280

z = 100

Answer = D

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