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## OG What is the value of w + q?

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#### OG What is the value of w + q?

Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:23 pm
What is the value of w + q ?

(1) 3w = 3 - 3q
(2) 5w = 5q = 5

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Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:23 am

We're asked for the value of W+Q. This DS question is based on a pattern that you are likely to see once on Test Day (hiding the answer to the question in some 'math steps'). There also appears to be a small 'typo' in Fact 2.

1) 3W = 3 - 3Q

We can rewrite this equation....
3W = 3 - 3Q
3W + 3Q = 3
W + Q = 1 ... so we have the answer to the question.
Fact 1 is SUFFICIENT

2) 5W + 5Q = 5

We can simplify this equation in much the same way that we simplified Fact 1:
5W + 5Q = 5
W + Q = 1 ... so we have the answer to the question.
Fact 2 is SUFFICIENT

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