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2a + b = 17 b - 3 = 2

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2a + b = 17
b - 3 = 2

Quantity A
Quantity B
a
b


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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Re: 2a + b = 17 b - 3 = 2 [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2018, 21:10
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Since, \(b-3 =2; b = 5\)
Replace \(b\) in the 1st eqn:
\(2a + 5 =17\)
solve for \(a\); \(a = 6\)
qty A > qty B
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