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# When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of

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Re: When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of [#permalink]
Very well explained MruDe! Thank you! I misinterpreted "subtracting x from 26" as (x-26). I was soo sure the OA is wrong until I say your explanation. Now I am slapping myself!

Gotta be careful!!

MruDe wrote:
HarveyKlaus wrote:
When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of subtracting x from 26. What is the value of x?

A) -4
B) -2
C) 11
D) 13
E) 22

The equation that can be formed is:

3x-18=26-x
or, 4x=44
or, x=11.

C answer.

To solve such problems, pay attention while you read question. Here, some of us might subtract 26 from x. Ex. 3x-18=x-26 which will lead to answer -4, which is wrong. In question, it has been clearly said to subtract x from 26. In maths, from always comes first.

I hope this helps.

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Re: When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of [#permalink]
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When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of subtracting x from 26. What is the value of x?

A) -4
B) -2
C) 11
D) 13
E) 22

$$x*3 - 18 = 26 - x$$

Or, $$3x + x = 44$$

Or, $$4x = 44$$

Or, $$x = 11$$

Hence, the correct answer must be (C) 11
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Re: When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of [#permalink]
When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of subtracting x from 26. What is the value of x?

$$3x = (26 - x) + 18$$

$$3x = 26 - x + 18$$

$$4x = 44$$

$$x = 11$$

Hence, Answer is C
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Re: When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of [#permalink]
Not sure why this is tagged Number properties. It's more in line with algebra/ word problem type questions.
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Re: When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of [#permalink]
HarveyKlaus wrote:
When x is multiplied by 3, the result is 18 more than the result of subtracting x from 26. What is the value of x?

A) -4
B) -2
C) 11
D) 13
E) 22

Question is a simple translation question, like a gift.

3x=18+26-x
4x=44
x=11

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Bunuel, GMAT prep tag required here. It came up on the 6th mock for me.
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Bunuel, GMAT prep tag required here. It came up on the 6th mock for me.

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