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

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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

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17 Aug 2018, 11:47
Bunuel wrote:
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

As per the question !!

x-5=4+y

z=x+5 -y
z=x+5-(x-9)
z=14
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20 Aug 2018, 11:19
Bunuel wrote:
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

We can create the equation:

x - 5 = 4 + y

x = 9 + y

Thus, a number that is 5 greater than x is 14 + y; if we reduce that number by y, we are left with 14.

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Re: If 5 less than x is 4 greater than y then a number z that is 5 greater   [#permalink] 20 Aug 2018, 11:19
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