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If 2(x+y)=5

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If 2(x+y)=5 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2018, 10:52
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If \(2(x+y)=5\), then in terms of x, y =

A. \(\frac{5}{2} - x\)

B. \(\frac{5}{2} + x\)

C. \(5 - 2x\)

D. \(5 - \frac{x}{2}\)

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\(\frac{5}{2} + \frac{x}{2}\)
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Re: If 2(x+y)=5 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2018, 12:17
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Carcass wrote:
If \(2(x+y)=5\), then in terms of x, y =

A. \(\frac{5}{2} - x\)

B. \(\frac{5}{2} + x\)

C. \(5 - 2x\)

D. \(5 - \frac{x}{2}\)

E. \(\frac{5}{2} + \frac{x}{2}\)


Given: 2(x + y) = 5
Divide both sides by 2 to get: x + y = 5/2
Subtract x from both sides to get: y = 5/2 - x

Answer: A

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