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12 > 3x – 9y

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12 > 3x – 9y

Quantity A
Quantity B
6
x-3y


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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12 > 3x – 9y

Quantity A
Quantity B
6
x-3y


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.


Given: 3x – 9y < 12
Divide both sides by 3 to get: x - 3y < 4
Since 4 < 6, we can write: x - 3y < 4 < 6

So, we can conclude that x - 3y < 6

So, the correct answer is A

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Re: 12 > 3x – 9y [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2017, 12:40
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Is possible to rewrite the right side to 3(x-3y), then is easy to know that quantity A is greater.
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Re: 12 > 3x – 9y [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2017, 07:49
There are 5 between 4 and 6. so answer should be D.
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Re: 12 > 3x – 9y [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2017, 13:05
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There are 5 between 4 and 6. so answer should be D.



The answer is A. Check the explanations out above.

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