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    If t>w how much greater is s + t than s + w?

    Studying for a test and Im stuck on a practice problem..

    "if t>w how much greater is the sum of s and t than the sum of s an w?

    How can I figure this out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptownjungle View Post
    "if t>w how much greater is the sum of s and t than the sum of s an w?
    Since t>w by adding a constant number s to both sides:

    t+s>w+s but because we add the same number to both t and w it is unimportant in determining how much greater the sum of s and t is than the sum of s and w. (basically subtract s from the equation to get the original t>w.)

    To find how much greater t is than w, take the difference.

    t-w represents the 'some number' that is the difference between the two or the amount that t is greater than w by.

    Therefore the sum of t+s is greater than the sum of w+s by an amount equal to t-w
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