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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## 5 times n is three less than twice n. What number is three tagged by: swerve ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## 5 times n is three less than twice n. What number is three ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult 5 times n is three less than twice n. What number is three less than twice n? A. -5 B. -2 C. -1 D. 3 E. 5 The OA is A Source: Magoosh ### GMAT/MBA Expert Elite Legendary Member Joined 23 Jun 2013 Posted: 9840 messages Followed by: 490 members Upvotes: 2867 GMAT Score: 800 Hi All, We're told that 5 times N is three less than twice N. We're asked to find the number that is three less than twice N. This question is essentially about 'translating' sentences into equations and a bit of Algebra. "5 times N is three less than twice N"... 5(N) = 2(N) - 3 3N = -3 N = -1 A number that is "three less than twice N"... 2(-1) - 3 = -2 -3 = -5 Final Answer: A GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich _________________ Contact Rich at Rich.C@empowergmat.com ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 1649 messages Followed by: 14 members Upvotes: 43 swerve wrote: 5 times n is three less than twice n. What number is three less than twice n? A. -5 B. -2 C. -1 D. 3 E. 5 We have: 5n = 2n - 3 3n = -3 n = -1 So 3 less than twice n is -2 - 3 = -5. Answer: A _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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