# If the sum of 7 and 9 is more than 12 add 3; if less, subtract 2. What is the correct answer?

Fundamental operations are the basis of mathematics. They include four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Let's solve a problem based on these.

## Answer: The sum of 7 and 9 is greater than 12, so the correct answer is 19.

Let's understand the solution in detail.

**Explanation:**

First, we check if the sum of 7 and 9 is more than 12 or not.

Here, we see that (7 + 9) = 16. So, 16 > 12.

Hence, we add 3 to the result.

16 + 3 = 19

### Therefore, as the sum of 7 and 9 is greater than 12, the correct answer is 19.

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