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$$y > 4$$

 Quantity A Quantity B $$\frac{3y+2}{5}$$ $$y$$

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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Explanation

Tricky question.

The stem says that y > 4 but it does not mention the fact that it could be an integer such as 5 or a fraction such as $$\frac{6}{1.4} = 4.2$$

If you substitute 5 to A the result is 3.4 that is less than 4. OR 4.2 the result is 2.92 that is less than 4.

So, no matter what quantity B is > than quantity A

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Multiply both sides by 5 and then subtract 3y. You get 2 vs 2y, and since y > 4, quantity B will always be bigger GRE Instructor Joined: 10 Apr 2015
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Carcass wrote:
$$y > 4$$

 Quantity A Quantity B $$\frac{3y+2}{5}$$ $$y$$

We can solve this question using matching operations

Given:
Quantity A: $$\frac{3y+2}{5}$$
Quantity B: $$y$$

Multiply both quantities by 5 to get:
Quantity A: $$3y+2$$
Quantity B: $$5y$$

Subtract 3y from both quantities to get:
Quantity A: $$2$$
Quantity B: $$2y$$

Divide both quantities by 2 to get:
Quantity A: $$1$$
Quantity B: $$y$$

Since we're told that y > 4, we know that Quantity B is greater.

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