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# Mary has 3 dollars more than Bill has, but 5 dollars less than Jane ha

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Mary has 3 dollars more than Bill has, but 5 dollars less than Jane has. If Mary has x dollars, how many dollars do Jane and Bill have altogether?

(A) 2x - 8

(B) 2x - 5

(C) 2x - 2

(D) 2x + 2

(E) 2x + 8

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25 Feb 2019, 01:22
Bunuel wrote:
Mary has 3 dollars more than Bill has, but 5 dollars less than Jane has. If Mary has x dollars, how many dollars do Jane and Bill have altogether?

(A) 2x - 8

(B) 2x - 5

(C) 2x - 2

(D) 2x + 2

(E) 2x + 8

given
m=3+b
m=j-5
b=x-3; j=x+5
b+j; 2x+2
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08 Jun 2019, 02:52
Bunuel wrote:
Mary has 3 dollars more than Bill has, but 5 dollars less than Jane has. If Mary has x dollars, how many dollars do Jane and Bill have altogether?

(A) 2x - 8

(B) 2x - 5

(C) 2x - 2

(D) 2x + 2

(E) 2x + 8

Mary x
Bill x-3
Jane x+5

Required: Bill + Jane
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08 Jun 2019, 04:07
Bunuel wrote:
Mary has 3 dollars more than Bill has, but 5 dollars less than Jane has. If Mary has x dollars, how many dollars do Jane and Bill have altogether?

(A) 2x - 8

(B) 2x - 5

(C) 2x - 2

(D) 2x + 2

(E) 2x + 8

Mary = x

Mary has 3 dollars more than Bill has
Mary —— Bill
x ——— x - 3

and 5 dollars less than Jane has
Mary —— Jane
x ———x + 5

Total of Jane and bill = x + 5 + x - 3
= 2x + 2

Option D

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08 Jun 2019, 04:12
Bunuel wrote:
Mary has 3 dollars more than Bill has, but 5 dollars less than Jane has. If Mary has x dollars, how many dollars do Jane and Bill have altogether?

(A) 2x - 8

(B) 2x - 5

(C) 2x - 2

(D) 2x + 2

(E) 2x + 8

Given:
Mary has x dollars

We can deduce that Bill has x-3 dollar and Jane has x+5 dollars

Therefore, the sum of Jane and Bill is x+5+x-3 = 2x+2(Option D) dollars
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