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# If 3(c + d) = 5, what is the value of c + d ?

### Question

If 3(c + d) = 5, what is the value of c + d ?

### Options

A)
$$\frac{3}{5}$$
B)
$$\frac{5}{3}$$
C)
3
D)
5

Choice B is correct. The value of c + d can be found by dividing both sides of the given equation by 3. This yields c + d = $$\frac{5}{3}$$.
Choice A is incorrect. If the value of c + d is $$\frac{3}{5}$$, then 3 × $$\frac{3}{5}$$ = 5; however, $$\frac{9}{5}$$ is not equal to 5. Choice C is incorrect. If the value of c + d is 3, then 3 × 3 = 5; however, 9 is not equal to 5. Choice D is incorrect. If the value of c + d is 5, then 3 × 5 = 5; however, 15 is not equal to 5.