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Box W and Box V each contain several blue sticks and red sticks, and all of the red sticks have the same length. The length of each red stick is 18 inches less that the average length of the sticks in Box W and 6 inches greater than the average length of the sticks in Box V. What is the average (arithmetic mean) length, in inches, of the sticks in Box W minus the average length, in inches, of the sticks in Box V?

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Box W and Box V each contain several blue sticks and red sticks, and all of the red sticks have the same length. The length of each red stick is 19 inches less that the average length of the sticks in Box W and 6 inches greater than the average length of the sticks in Box V. What is the average (arithmetic mean) length, in inches, of the sticks in Box W minus the average length, in inches, of the sticks in Box V? (A) 3 (B) 6 (C) 12 (D) 18 (E) 24

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Why do test Makers unnecessarily complicate matters????

Simply put, let the length of each red stick be R

Now R = Average length of sticks in Box W – 18------------- (1) Also, R = Average length of sticks in Box V +6---------------(2)

Avg. length of sticks in Box W - 18 = Avg. length of sticks in Box V + 6 Avg. length of sticks in Box W - Avg. length of sticks in Box V = 24-----which is what we had to calculate

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The right number is not 19 but 18. "The length of each red stick is 18 inches less than the average length of the sticks in Box W and 6 inches greater than the average length of the sticks in Box V"

The right number is not 19 but 18. "The length of each red stick is 18 inches less than the average length of the sticks in Box W and 6 inches greater than the average length of the sticks in Box V"

For the question with 19 and 6 inches correct answer is 25: {Average lengths of sticks in W} - 19 = Length of red; {Average lengths of sticks in V} + 6 = Length of red;

For the question with 18 and 6 inches correct answer is 24: {Average lengths of sticks in W} - 1 = Length of red; {Average lengths of sticks in V} + 6 = Length of red;

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