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# On a particular January day, the high temperature in Lincoln, Nebraska

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On a particular January day, the high temperature in Lincoln, Nebraska, was 16 degrees higher than the low temperature, and the average of the high and low temperatures was 3 degree. In degrees, what was the low temperature in Lincoln that day?

(A) -13
(B) -8
(C) -5
(D) -3
(E) 11

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20 Mar 2019, 06:55
Bunuel wrote:
On a particular January day, the high temperature in Lincoln, Nebraska, was 16 degrees higher than the low temperature, and the average of the high and low temperatures was 3 degree. In degrees, what was the low temperature in Lincoln that day?

(A) -13
(B) -8
(C) -5
(D) -3
(E) 11

given
LT+16= HT
and
LT+HT = 2*3 ; 6
so
2LT + 16= 6
LT = -5
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22 Mar 2019, 10:00
Bunuel wrote:
On a particular January day, the high temperature in Lincoln, Nebraska, was 16 degrees higher than the low temperature, and the average of the high and low temperatures was 3 degree. In degrees, what was the low temperature in Lincoln that day?

(A) -13
(B) -8
(C) -5
(D) -3
(E) 11

We can let n = the low temperature and n + 16 = the high temperature and create the equation:

(n + n + 16)/2 = 3

2n + 16 = 6

2n = -10

n = -5

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