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# If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5, what is the greatest possible

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If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5, what is the greatest possible integer value of x + y ?

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Request your help to understand the concept behind the following question :

If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5,what is the greatest possible integer value of x + y?

Hi,

To find the greastest possible integer value of x + y, it is not necessary that both x & y should be integers,
x, y should be chosen in such a way that their sum is an integral value.

so, to find, max value of (x + y)
x + y = 2x + 5
maximum value of x such that 2x is integer would be 9.5 (given, 5 < x < 10)
x + y (maximum) = 19 + 5 =24

Let me know if you need any more assistance on this topic.

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Hi,

Request your help to understand the concept behind the following question :

If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5,what is the greatest possible integer value of x + y?

Please read and follow: 11-rules-for-posting-133935.html Pay attention to the points #3, 7 and 8.

Original question is below:

If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5, what is the greatest possible integer value of x + y ?

A. 18
B. 20
C. 23
D. 24
E. 25

Since $$y=x+5$$ then $$x+y=x+(x+5)=2x+5$$. So, we need to find the greatest possible integer value of $$2x+5$$.

Multiply $$5 < x < 10$$ by 2: $$10<2x<20$$. Now add 5 to each part of the inequality: $$15<2x+5<25$$. As you can see the greatest possible integer value of $$2x+5$$ is 24.

Hope it's clear.
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13 Jun 2012, 04:52
Bunuel wrote:
shivanigs wrote:
Hi,

Request your help to understand the concept behind the following question :

If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5,what is the greatest possible integer value of x + y?

Please read and follow: 11-rules-for-posting-133935.html Pay attention to the points #3, 7 and 8.

Original question is below:

If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5, what is the greatest possible integer value of x + y ?

A. 18
B. 20
C. 23
D. 24
E. 25

Since $$y=x+5$$ then $$x+y=x+(x+5)=2x+5$$. So, we need to find the greatest possible integer value of $$2x+5$$.

Multiply $$5 < x < 10$$ by 2: $$10<2x<20$$. Now add 5 to each part of the inequality: $$15<2x+5<25$$. As you can see the greatest possible integer value of $$2x+5$$ is 24.

Hope it's clear.

Dear Bunuel,
1.)can't understand what is the need to take 2x+5? wont it be easy to calculate with x less than 10.?
2.) when x is not integer but x+y to be integer - we can take x=9.5 and y = 14.5 - giving 24 - is this right?
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13 Jun 2012, 04:59
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Bunuel wrote:
shivanigs wrote:
Hi,

Request your help to understand the concept behind the following question :

If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5,what is the greatest possible integer value of x + y?

Please read and follow: 11-rules-for-posting-133935.html Pay attention to the points #3, 7 and 8.

Original question is below:

If 5 < x < 10 and y = x + 5, what is the greatest possible integer value of x + y ?

A. 18
B. 20
C. 23
D. 24
E. 25

Since $$y=x+5$$ then $$x+y=x+(x+5)=2x+5$$. So, we need to find the greatest possible integer value of $$2x+5$$.

Multiply $$5 < x < 10$$ by 2: $$10<2x<20$$. Now add 5 to each part of the inequality: $$15<2x+5<25$$. As you can see the greatest possible integer value of $$2x+5$$ is 24.

Hope it's clear.

Dear Bunuel,
1.)can't understand what is the need to take 2x+5? wont it be easy to calculate with x less than 10.?
2.) when x is not integer but x+y to be integer - we can take x=9.5 and y = 14.5 - giving 24 - is this right?

What do you mean by "need"? One can solve a question with different approaches and you can choose the approach you personally find easier.
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13 Jun 2012, 05:09
Dear Bunuel,

Apologies for the wrongful post..did not know the rules.Have gone thru the same,will not happen again.Thanks for your help!

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13 Jun 2012, 09:29
Dear Bunuel,
sorry for the word 'need'. i just only wanted to know whether the way i did is right.
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Dear Bunuel,
sorry for the word 'need'. i just only wanted to know whether the way i did is right.

Yes, the way you solved is totally OK.
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The question asks what is the greatest integer value of 2X+5, where 5<X<10, the greatest value of 2X which is integer will be achieved if X=9.5

Hence the greatest integer value of X+Y = 2x9.5+5=24, answer - D
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