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If one number exceeds another number by 13 and the larger

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If one number exceeds another number by 13 and the larger [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2018, 09:51
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If one number exceeds another number by 13 and the larger number is \(\frac{3}{2}\) times the smaller number, then the smaller number is

A. 13

B. 26

C. 31

D. 39

E. 65
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Re: If one number exceeds another number by 13 and the larger [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2018, 12:08
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If one number exceeds another number by 13 and the larger number is \(\frac{3}{2}\) times the smaller number, then the smaller number is

A. 13

B. 26

C. 31

D. 39

E. 65


Let L be Larger one and S be shorter one.

Given L - S = 13 and also given that L = 3/2(S)

Sub this value in above equation.

3/2(S) - S = 13

=> S = 26.

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Re: If one number exceeds another number by 13 and the larger [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2020, 09:45
No need to do algebra. Just Look at the answer choices. Ans: B
Re: If one number exceeds another number by 13 and the larger   [#permalink] 04 Feb 2020, 09:45
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