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If x is equal to 1 more than the product of 3 and z, and y is equal to 1 less than the product of 2 and z, then 2x is how much greater than 3y when z is 4?

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 5
(E) 6

Source: McGraw Hill GMAT
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Source: McGraw Hill GMAT

If x is equal to 1 more than the product of 3 and z, and y is equal to 1 lesst han the product of 2 and z, then 2x is how much greater than 3y when z is 4?

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 5
(E) 6

$$x = 3z + 1$$

$$y = 2z - 1$$

Given z = 4

So, $$y = 2*4 - 1$$

Or, $$y = 7$$

And

$$x = 3*4 + 1$$

Or, $$x = 13$$

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then 2x is how much greater than 3y

2x = 26 & 3y = 21

Thus, 2x is 5 more than 3y, answer must be (D) 5
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If x is equal to 1 more than the product of 3 and z, and y is equal to 1 lessthan the product of 2 and z, then 2x is how much greater than 3y when z is 4?

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 5
(E) 6

x (is equal to) = (1 more than the product of 3 and z) 3z+1 => x=3z+1
y (is equal to) = (1 less than the product of 2 and z) 2z-1 => y=2z-1

2x (is)= (how much) ? (greater than) + 3y => 2x-3y=?
=>$$2(3z+1)-3(2z-1)=?$$ when z is 4
=>$$2(12+1)-3(8-1)=?$$
=>$$26-21=?$$
=>$$5$$

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Is this really a level 600-700 question? Don't see how anyone can get tricked by it.
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Source: McGraw Hill GMAT

If x is equal to 1 more than the product of 3 and z, and y is equal to 1 lessthan the product of 2 and z, then 2x is how much greater than 3y when z is 4?

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 5
(E) 6

We can create the equations:

x = 1 + 3z

and

y = 2z - 1

When z is 4, x is 13 and y is 7.

So 2x - 3y = 26 - 21 = 5.

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