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 Post subject: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:37 pm

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If a=5 b=15 c=4 d=25 e=10

write the answer to this sum as a letter:

d - a x e / b = ?

the options are obviously a,b,c,d and e but we cant seem to fathom this one out

im hoping its an error to save my embarrassment

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:45 pm

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That's got to be an error

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 9:49 pm

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If a=5 b=15 c=4 d=25 e=10

The question reads: A = 10, B = 15, C = 4, D = 25, E = 5

All the rest is correct and it follows from there. The answer is E.

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:33 pm

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a = 10 b = 15 c = 4 d = 25 e = 5

d - a x e / b
= 25 - 10 x 5 / 15
= 15 x 5 / 15
= 75 / 15
= 5
= e

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:50 am

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I think this is an error - as discussed here.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15371

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 7:11 am

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The issue was that the OP had the letter e equalling 10, whereas it should equal 5. That (I suspect) was the reason for the concern a opposed to any BODMAS related query! No matter WHICH way you do it, E could not equal 10!!!

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:29 am

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Sally-Anne wrote:
If a=5 b=15 c=4 d=25 e=10

The question reads: A = 10, B = 15, C = 4, D = 25, E = 5

All the rest is correct and it follows from there. The answer is E.

My copy of paper C has this version of the question too - could the OP's paper be a different print run with a mistake in it?

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:52 am

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thanks all for the feedback

sally-anne,orson

my paper has a=5 and e=10

there must be a printing error affecting some but not all of these papers

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:02 am

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That is very odd indeed, because my copy is definitely one of the very first print run - it was sent to me from our office straight after publication. There is a code on the front of Paper C which says "022/10" - for 2010; what does yours have on it, chelmsford dad?

Why would a publisher change a correct question to an incorrect one ...

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 Post subject: Re: letts vr paper c q62Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:21 am

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022/10 aswell

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