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Jim is 3 years older than Jonathon. Myra is 5 years older than Melissa. Jonathon is 2 years older than Melissa

Quantity A
Quantity B
Jim's age
Myra's age


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.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: Jim is 3 years older than Jonathon. Myra is S years older th [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2018, 14:54
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Jim is 3 years older than Jonathon. Myra is S years older than Melissa. Jonathon is 2 years older than Melissa

Quantity A
Quantity B
Jim's age
Myra's age


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.


Once we read the question, we can see that Melissa is the youngest.
So, let's let x = Melissa's age

Jonathon is 2 years older than Melissa
If x = Melissa's age, then...
x + 2 = Jonathon's age

Myra is S years older than Melissa.
If x = Melissa's age, then...
x + 5 = Myra's age

Jim is 3 years older than Jonathon.
If x + 2 = Jonathon's age, then...
x + 2 + 3 = Jim's age
Simplify to get: x + 5 = Jim's age

So, we get:
Quantity A: x + 5
Quantity B: x + 5

Answer: C

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Re: Jim is 3 years older than Jonathon. Myra is S years older th [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2019, 08:32
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First I used a number line and plotted everybody on that. It was relatively quick. And you can just see the answer.

Alternatively, I tried to do it the "right way" and I wrote out Jim Jan and Myra and then looked at what A and B wanted us to compare. They want us to compare Jim and Myra and I saw they could both be expressed in terms of Melissa so I got:

Jim = Jan + 3 which becomes

Jim = Mellisa + 2 + 3
vs
Myra = Melissa + 5

We can see they are the same.
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Re: Jim is 3 years older than Jonathon. Myra is S years older th [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2019, 02:26
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Write a table


Jim , Jo, My , M
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3+x, x , 5+y, y


We are also told that Jo is 2 years older than M which is 2+y. So x = 2+y
To get Jim's age, just substitute for x in 3+x. Which is 3+2+y. Same as 5+y and that's equal to My's age.

Answer is C
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