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A stockholder holds one share each of two different companie

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A stockholder holds one share each of two different companie [#permalink]  15 May 2019, 05:30
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A stockholder holds one share each of two different companies A and B. Last month, the value of a share of Company A increased by 13 dollars and that of Company B decreased by 8 dollars. How much did the net value of the two shares increase last month?

(A) 2

(B) 3

(C) 4

(D) 5

(E) 6
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Re: A stockholder holds one share each of two different companie [#permalink]  15 May 2019, 11:37
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A stockholder holds one share each of two different companies A and B. Last month, the value of a share of Company A increased by 13 dollars and that of Company B decreased by 8 dollars. How much did the net value of the two shares increase last month?

Net value increase = Total increase of the shares combined. Since A increased \$13 and B decreased \$8, simply calculate 13 - 8 = \$5, which matches choice D.
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