## Sat Math Questions

At the first stop on its route, a bus picks up x passengers. At the second stop, y passengers get on the bus. At the third stop, 2/3 of the passengers exit the bus. At the fourth stop, 2 passengers get on the bus. How many passengers is the bus carrying right now?
a) (3x+3y+4)/3
b) (2x-2y-4)/3
c) (6-2x-2y)/3
d) (x+y+6)/3
e) (3x+2y+6)/3

I'm jux wondering hwo can u do this by using PLUG INS....... thanks a lot..... btw the answer is D.
 Recognitions: Gold Member Science Advisor Staff Emeritus In my humble opinion, you should just figure it out directly, without resorting to some trick. But if you're dead set on plugging things in to solve the problem... then do it by plugging things in. If you're having problems, then show us what you've done, and where you're stuck!
 thatZ wt i did: for ppl whoz orignally, i put 20 for that, then for x i put 3, and for y i put 4. so first stop itz 20+3, second stop itz 23+4, third 27 * (1/3) = the ppl whoz left in the bus fourth 9+2 so the total number is 11, but i couldnt find the answer....... help!! i think i have a problem about setting the original number of the bus.

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