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Temperatures in degrees Celsius (C) can be converted to temp

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The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

Temperatures in degrees Celsius (C) can be converted to temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit (F) by the formula $$F = \frac{9}{5}*C + 32$$. What is the temperature at which F = C?

(A) 20°
(B) (32/5)°
(C) 0°
(D) -20°
(E) -40°

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By quickly testing out answers, -40 is the only one that equalizes both, (E).

9/5(-40) + 32 = -40, C= -40, when F= -40.
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E. -40

F = 9/5*C + 32
Set both sides equal to each other.
x=(9x/5) + 32
Solve for X
4x/5 = -32
x= -40
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Bunuel wrote:
Temperatures in degrees Celsius (C) can be converted to temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit (F) by the formula F = 9/5*C + 32. What is the temperature at which F = C?

(A) 20°
(B) (32/5)°
(C) 0°
(D) -20°
(E) -40°

$$F = \frac{9}{5}*C + 32$$

Substitute F = C

$$C = \frac{9}{5}*C + 32$$

$$5C = 9C + 160$$

Or, $$-4C = 160$$

So, $$C = -40$$

Hence, answer will be (E) -40°
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Hello Moderators,

I dont know if this was just me, but I read the stem as $$F = \frac{9}{5*C}+ 32$$ and lost some time solving this.

What it actually means is $$F = \frac{9}{5}*C + 32$$.

Since this is a OG question, do you think this should be made math friendly to be sure someone does not misread it?

Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

Temperatures in degrees Celsius (C) can be converted to temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit (F) by the formula F = 9/5*C + 32. What is the temperature at which F = C?

(A) 20°
(B) (32/5)°
(C) 0°
(D) -20°
(E) -40°

Problem Solving
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Category: Algebra First-degree equations
Page: 71
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susheelh wrote:
Hello Moderators,

I dont know if this was just me, but I read the stem as $$F = \frac{9}{5*C}+ 32$$ and lost some time solving this.

What it actually means is $$F = \frac{9}{5}*C + 32$$.

Since this is a OG question, do you think this should be made math friendly to be sure someone does not misread it?

Mathematically 9/5*C can only mean $$\frac{9}{5}*C$$. If it were $$\frac{9}{5*C}$$ it would have been written as 9/(5*C). Still edited.
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Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

Temperatures in degrees Celsius (C) can be converted to temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit (F) by the formula $$F = \frac{9}{5}*C + 32$$. What is the temperature at which F = C?

(A) 20°
(B) (32/5)°
(C) 0°
(D) -20°
(E) -40°

Problem Solving
Question: 77
Category: Algebra First-degree equations
Page: 71
Difficulty: 600

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Temperatures in degrees Celsius (C) can be converted to temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit (F) by the formula $$F = \frac{9}{5}*C + 32$$. What is the temperature at which F = C?

$$F = \frac{9}{5}*F + 32$$
$$-32= \frac{4}{5}*F$$
$$-32\frac{5}{4}= F$$
$$-40= F=C$$

IMO E
Re: Temperatures in degrees Celsius (C) can be converted to temp   [#permalink] 16 Sep 2019, 09:35
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