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# Which one of the following must equal p + q, if x – y = p and 2x + 3y

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Which one of the following must equal p + q, if x – y = p and 2x + 3y = q ?

(A) x + y

(B) 3x – 2y

(C) 2x – 3y

(D) 2x + 3y

(E) 3x + 2y

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Originally posted by Bunuel on 07 Apr 2019, 21:47.
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07 Apr 2019, 21:50
p=x-y
q=2x+3y
adding both
p+q=3x-2y

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07 Apr 2019, 21:55
Bunuel wrote:
Which one of the following must equal p + q, if x – y = p and 2x + 3y = q ?

(A) x + y

(B) 3x – 2y

(C) 2x – 3y

(D) 2x + 3y

(E) 3x + 2y

Given,

p + q

x - y + 2x + 3y = 3x + 2y.

E is the correct answer.
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Re: Which one of the following must equal p + q, if x – y = p and 2x + 3y  [#permalink]

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08 Apr 2019, 00:10
Bunuel wrote:
Which one of the following must equal p + q, if x – y = p and 2x + 3y = q ?

(A) x + y

(B) 3x – 2y

(C) 2x – 3y

(D) 2x + 3y

(E) 3x + 2y

simply add x – y = p and 2x + 3y = q
we get
3x + 2y
IMO E
Re: Which one of the following must equal p + q, if x – y = p and 2x + 3y   [#permalink] 08 Apr 2019, 00:10
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