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# Scott has b baseball cards. Brian has one card more than Scott has. Ad

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26 Nov 2018, 00:19
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Scott has b baseball cards. Brian has one card more than Scott has. Adam has three cards fewer than Scott has. In terms of b, how many cards do the three boys have altogether?

A. b-2
B. b-1
C. 3b
D. 3b-1
E. 3b-2

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26 Nov 2018, 03:36
Scott – b
Brian – b+1

how many cards do the three boys have altogether is asking for the sum.
b+b+1+b-3. Rearrange.
b+b+b+1-3 = 3b-2
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