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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 ## If x + 5 > 2 and x - 3 < 7, the value of x must be bet ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## If x + 5 > 2 and x - 3 < 7, the value of x must be bet ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult If x + 5 > 2 and x - 3 < 7, the value of x must be between which of the following pairs of numbers? (A) -3 and 10 (B) -3 and 4 (C) 2 and 7 (D) 3 and 4 (E) 3 and 10 OA A Source: Official Guide ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 Apr 2015 Posted: 2204 messages Followed by: 17 members Upvotes: 43 Top Reply BTGmoderatorDC wrote: If x + 5 > 2 and x - 3 < 7, the value of x must be between which of the following pairs of numbers? (A) -3 and 10 (B) -3 and 4 (C) 2 and 7 (D) 3 and 4 (E) 3 and 10 Let’s isolate x in each inequality. x + 5 > 2 x > -3 Next we simplify x - 3 < 7. x - 3 < 7 x < 10 We know that x is greater than -3 and less than 10. Answer: A _________________ Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 08 Dec 2008 Posted: 12733 messages Followed by: 1246 members Upvotes: 5254 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply BTGmoderatorDC wrote: If x + 5 > 2 and x - 3 < 7, the value of x must be between which of the following pairs of numbers? (A) -3 and 10 (B) -3 and 4 (C) 2 and 7 (D) 3 and 4 (E) 3 and 10 OA A Source: Official Guide GIVEN: x + 5 > 2 Subtract 5 from both sides of the inequality to get: x > -3 Or we can write this as -3 < x GIVEN: x - 3 < 7 Add 3 to both sides of the inequality to get: x < 10 COMBINE the inequalities to get: -3 < x < 10 Answer: A Cheers, Brent _________________ Brent Hanneson – Creator of GMATPrepNow.com Use our video course along with Sign up for our free Question of the Day emails And check out all of our free resources GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMAT’s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Trial & Practice Exam BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE 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 • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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