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\(a=b\)

\(a < c\)

Quantity A
Quantity B
\(2a\)
\(b+c\)


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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Carcass wrote:
\(a=b\)

\(a < c\)

Quantity A
Quantity B
\(2a\)
\(b+c\)



Given:
Quantity A: 2a
Quantity B: b + c

Since we're told that a = b, we can take Quantity B and replace b with a to get:
Quantity A: 2a
Quantity B: a + c

Now subtract a from both quantities to get:
Quantity A: a
Quantity B: c

Since we're told that a < c, the correct answer is B

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