# The Value Mystery

Algebra Level 2

Use the context to solve the mystery.

If...

$$x$$ is smaller than $$y$$

$$y$$ is bigger than $$z$$

$$z$$ is a value without decimals, and is bigger than $$a$$

$$a$$ is smaller than $$z$$ and $$y$$, but is bigger than $$80$$% less than the sum of the half of $$b$$ and twice of $$z$$

$$b$$ is $$25$$

$$z$$ is $$56$$% of b

$$y$$ is $$90$$% more than z

$$x$$ is $$3$$% less than y

If the sum of $$x$$, $$y$$, $$z$$, $$b$$, and $$a$$ is $$101.75$$, then what is the value of $$a$$ and what is the correct order of variables from highest to lowest?

Note: Only round off to 2 decimal places.

Choices:

A.) $$10, x-b-y-z-a$$

B.) $$26.6, y-x-b-z-a$$

C.) $$25.8, a-z-x-b-y$$

D.) $$10.35, y-x-b-z-a$$

E.) $$10.45, y-b-x-a-z$$

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