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–5 is 7 more than –z.

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–5 is 7 more than –z. [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2018, 11:56
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–5 is 7 more than –z.


Quantity A
Quantity B
\(z\)
\(-12\)


A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: –5 is 7 more than –z. [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2018, 19:03
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–5 is 7 more than –z.


Quantity A
Quantity B
\(z\)
\(-12\)


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


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Let us rewrite the statement as : -5 = 7 + (-Z)

or z = 12

Hence Quantity A > Quantity B

i.e. option A
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Re: –5 is 7 more than –z. [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2018, 06:52
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Explanation

Translate the question stem into an equation and solve for z:

–5 = –z + 7

–12 = –z

12 = z

Because z = 12 > –12, Quantity A is greater.
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