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anonymous
 5 years ago
the greater of two numbers is 10more than the smaller. their sum is 38. Find the numbers?
anonymous
 5 years ago
the greater of two numbers is 10more than the smaller. their sum is 38. Find the numbers?

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sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok, so try and turn the first piece of information into an equation.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how do i know which is x and y?

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, 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

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok , so now try and turn the second piece of information into an equation. since again, you need two equations if you have two unknowns

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0y+10+y=38 2y+10=38 2y=28 ???

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so X, the greater number is 24, and y, the smaller number is 14

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wow! It is much easier when there is someone helping

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I am going to work on a few more now while it is fresh in my head

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my next problem says the greater of two numbers is 3 times the smaller. Would that meant I subtract?

sandra
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nope. it basically means x = 3 * y (times)
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