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A car dealer sold x used cars and y new cars during May. If the number

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A car dealer sold x used cars and y new cars during May. If the number of used cars sold was 10 greater than the number of new cars sold. Which of the following expresses this relationship ?

(A) x > 10y
(B) x > y + 10
(C) x > y – 10
(D) x = y + 10
(E) x = y – 10


The most common INCORRECT answer is E.

Here's one way to avoid this:
Given: x used cars and y new cars
Number of used cars (x) sold was 10 greater than the number of new cars (y) sold
So, x is 10 greater than y
To show their relative sizes let's write x LARGER than y to get: x and y

Our goal is to create an EQUATION. So, how do we make these two values EQUAL?
Well, we need to make the smaller value (y) bigger. 10 bigger to be exact.

So, we get x = y + 10
Answer: D

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Let number of used cars sold in May = x
number of new cars sold in May = y
x= y + 10

Answer D
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That's why I always opt for a second hand cars, I can save more dollars. You can find great quality used cars at CanadianBlackBook
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used cars = x
new cars = y

Sold Cars= x+y
x= y + 10

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That's why I always opt for a second hand cars, I can save more dollars. You can find great quality used cars at other auction houses
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Bunuel wrote:
A car dealer sold x used cars and y new cars during May. If the number of used cars sold was 10 greater than the number of new cars sold. Which of the following expresses this relationship ?

(A) x > 10y
(B) x > y + 10
(C) x > y – 10
(D) x = y + 10
(E) x = y – 10


Since the number of used cars sold was 10 greater than the number of new cars sold, we need to add 10 to the number of new cars sold to equal the number of used cars sold.

We can create the expression:

x = 10 + y

Answer: D
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GMATPrepNow wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
A car dealer sold x used cars and y new cars during May. If the number of used cars sold was 10 greater than the number of new cars sold. Which of the following expresses this relationship ?

(A) x > 10y
(B) x > y + 10
(C) x > y – 10
(D) x = y + 10
(E) x = y – 10


The most common INCORRECT answer is E.

Here's one way to avoid this:
Given: x used cars and y new cars
Number of used cars (x) sold was 10 greater than the number of new cars (y) sold
So, x is 10 greater than y
To show their relative sizes let's write x LARGER than y to get: x and y

Our goal is to create an EQUATION. So, how do we make these two values EQUAL?
Well, we need to make the smaller value (y) bigger. 10 bigger to be exact.

So, we get x = y + 10
Answer: D

Cheers,
Brent


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why option c is wrong


If you can explain why you feel C is correct, it will be easier to identify the mistake you're making when solving this question.

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SUNILAA wrote:
why option c is wrong


If you can explain why you feel C is correct, it will be easier to identify the mistake you're making when solving this question.

Cheers,
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x(no of used car) +10( 10 greater than) >y( the number of new cars sold)
x+10>y
x=y-10
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GMATPrepNow wrote:
SUNILAA wrote:
why option c is wrong


If you can explain why you feel C is correct, it will be easier to identify the mistake you're making when solving this question.

Cheers,
Brent

x(no of used car) +10( 10 greater than) >y( the number of new cars sold)
x+10>y
x=y-10


GIVEN: The number of used cars (aka x) sold was 10 greater than the number of new cars sold (aka y)
Important: words like IS and WAS can be thought of a EQUALS signs
So, we rewrite the given information as: The number of used cars (aka x) sold EQUALS 10 MORE than the number of new cars sold (aka y)
In other words, (the number of used cars sold) = (10 MORE than the number of new cars sold)
In other words, (the number of used cars sold) = (the number of new cars sold) + 10

Does that help?

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