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To be eligible for retirement benefits at the Omega Corporation, the sum of an employee's age, in years, and the number of years employment must be at least 70. If x, where x <70, is a certain employee's age when hired and y is the minimum number of years of employment required for the employee to be eligible for retirement benefits, which of the following equations represents the relationship between x and y?

A. xy = 70 B. x + y = 70 C. 2x + y = 70 D. x + 2y = 70 E. 2x + 2y = 70

in task they are talking about present age, but x is defined as age when hired. You have to add y to x to receive the present age and once more to add y to receive 70.
So that's D.

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Employee's age + years of employment = 70 At the joining his age was y years and he did job y years. So, the employee's current age = y+y = 2y (employee's age when hired + years of employment) + years of employment = 70 (x + y ) + y =70 x + 2y =70 _________________

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What is the OA? I think its B. I tried plugging in #'s real quickly to see if it could be the other eqns but did not get it. I tried to keep my time below 2 mins

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AzWildcat1 wrote:

What is the OA? I think its B. I tried plugging in #'s real quickly to see if it could be the other eqns but did not get it. I tried to keep my time below 2 mins

OA is D.

To be eligible for retirement benefits at the Omega Corporation, the sum of an employee's age, in years, and the number of years employment must be at least 70. If x, where x <70, is a certain employee's age when hired and y is the minimum number of years of employment required for the employee to be eligible for retirement benefits, which of the following equations represents the relationship between x and y? A. xy = 70 B. x + y = 70 C. 2x + y = 70 D. x + 2y = 70 E. 2x + 2y = 70

To be eligible for benefits {age}+{employment years} must be at least 70;

We are told that when a certain employee was hired he was x years old and that the he needed minimum y years to be eligible for benefits.

Now, after y years of employment, when the employee will be be eligible for benefits, the employee will be x+y years old and will have y years of employment, thus {age after y years}+{employment years}=(x+y)+y=x+2y=70.

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AzWildcat1 wrote:

What is the OA? I think its B. I tried plugging in #'s real quickly to see if it could be the other eqns but did not get it. I tried to keep my time below 2 mins

OA is D.

To be eligible for retirement benefits at the Omega Corporation, the sum of an employee's age, in years, and the number of years employment must be at least 70. If x, where x <70, is a certain employee's age when hired and y is the minimum number of years of employment required for the employee to be eligible for retirement benefits, which of the following equations represents the relationship between x and y? A. xy = 70 B. x + y = 70 C. 2x + y = 70 D. x + 2y = 70 E. 2x + 2y = 70

To be eligible for benefits {age}+{employment years} must be at least 70;

We are told that when a certain employee was hired he was x years old and that the he needed minimum y years to be eligible for benefits.

Now, after y years of employment, when the employee will be be eligible for benefits, the employee will be x+y years old and will have y years of employment, thus {age after y years}+{employment years}=(x+y)+y=x+2y=70.

Answer: D.

Hi Bunuel.. I couldn't understand that after having y years of experience how is the person left with y employment years only..If we take numerical values how can both the 'y' be same? Guess i din't understand the question well..Can you please explain it a bit more

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akankshasoneja wrote:

Bunuel wrote:

AzWildcat1 wrote:

What is the OA? I think its B. I tried plugging in #'s real quickly to see if it could be the other eqns but did not get it. I tried to keep my time below 2 mins

OA is D.

To be eligible for retirement benefits at the Omega Corporation, the sum of an employee's age, in years, and the number of years employment must be at least 70. If x, where x <70, is a certain employee's age when hired and y is the minimum number of years of employment required for the employee to be eligible for retirement benefits, which of the following equations represents the relationship between x and y? A. xy = 70 B. x + y = 70 C. 2x + y = 70 D. x + 2y = 70 E. 2x + 2y = 70

To be eligible for benefits {age}+{employment years} must be at least 70;

We are told that when a certain employee was hired he was x years old and that the he needed minimum y years to be eligible for benefits.

Now, after y years of employment, when the employee will be be eligible for benefits, the employee will be x+y years old and will have y years of employment, thus {age after y years}+{employment years}=(x+y)+y=x+2y=70.

Answer: D.

Hi Bunuel.. I couldn't understand that after having y years of experience how is the person left with y employment years only..If we take numerical values how can both the 'y' be same? Guess i din't understand the question well..Can you please explain it a bit more

Let me ask you a question: if a person was hired y years ago, how many years of employment does he have NOW?

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