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If A + B = 5, B + C = 4, and C + D = 6, then AB + CD + AC + BD is:

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If A + B = 5, B + C = 4, and C + D = 6, then AB + CD + AC + BD is:

A) 11
B) 12
C) 15
D) 28
E) 48

Originally posted by chondro48 on 07 Aug 2019, 10:45.
Last edited by chondro48 on 10 Sep 2019, 04:30, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: If A + B = 5, B + C = 4, and C + D = 6, then AB + CD + AC + BD is:  [#permalink]

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AB + CD + AC + BD
=> B(A+D) + C(A+D)
= (B+C)(A+D)

From the given equaation:
A + B -(B + C)+C + D = 5 - 4 + 6

A+D=7

therefore

(B+C)(A+D)
=4*7
=28
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Re: If A + B = 5, B + C = 4, and C + D = 6, then AB + CD + AC + BD is:  [#permalink]

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No constraints on \(A\), \(B\), \(C\) or \(D\).

So, let \(A=5\), \(B=0\), \(C=4\) and \(D=2\).
\(\implies AB+CD+AC+BD = 28\)

Answer is D.
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Re: If A + B = 5, B + C = 4, and C + D = 6, then AB + CD + AC + BD is:   [#permalink] 07 Aug 2019, 22:07

If A + B = 5, B + C = 4, and C + D = 6, then AB + CD + AC + BD is:

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