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# If 5 less than x is 4 greater than y, then a number z that is 5 greate

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If 5 less than x is 4 greater than y, then a number z that is 5 greater than x reduced by y is equal to

A. 4
B. 9
C. 14
D. y + 9
E. y + 14
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by Bunuel on 16 May 2016, 06:08, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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15 Aug 2010, 15:06

$$x - 5 = y + 4$$

$$z= x + 5 - y$$

$$z = 14$$
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Re: If 5 less than x is 4 greater than y, then a number z that is 5 greate [#permalink]

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17 Aug 2010, 02:12
14 it is....nice one....
Need to construct the equation carefully...
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