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ok, so try and turn the first piece of information into an equation.
how do i know which is x and y?
well, when you think about it, it's arbitrary. just pick in your head. so for this problem, let's say the greater number is X, and the smaller number is Y
x= y +10?
ok , so now try and turn the second piece of information into an equation. since again, you need two equations if you have two unknowns
y+10+y=38 2y+10=38 2y=28 ???
!! great =)
so what's x?
so X, the greater number is 24, and y, the smaller number is 14
wow! It is much easier when there is someone helping
I am going to work on a few more now while it is fresh in my head
no problem! good luck!
yep you got it =)
my next problem says the greater of two numbers is 3 times the smaller. Would that meant I subtract?
nope. it basically means x = 3 * y (times)
ok. thank you
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