anonymous
  • anonymous
the greater of two numbers is 10more than the smaller. their sum is 38. Find the numbers?
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chestercat
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sandra
  • sandra
ok, so try and turn the first piece of information into an equation.
anonymous
  • anonymous
how do i know which is x and y?
sandra
  • sandra
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

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anonymous
  • anonymous
x=y=10?
anonymous
  • anonymous
x= y +10?
sandra
  • sandra
exactly =)
sandra
  • sandra
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
anonymous
  • anonymous
y+10+y=38 2y+10=38 2y=28 ???
sandra
  • sandra
!! great =)
sandra
  • sandra
and...
anonymous
  • anonymous
y=14
sandra
  • sandra
exactly =)
sandra
  • sandra
so what's x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
24?
sandra
  • sandra
awesome job
sandra
  • sandra
and yes
sandra
  • sandra
so X, the greater number is 24, and y, the smaller number is 14
anonymous
  • anonymous
wow! It is much easier when there is someone helping
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I am going to work on a few more now while it is fresh in my head
sandra
  • sandra
no problem! good luck!
sandra
  • sandra
yep you got it =)
anonymous
  • anonymous
my next problem says the greater of two numbers is 3 times the smaller. Would that meant I subtract?
sandra
  • sandra
nope. it basically means x = 3 * y (times)
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok. thank you
sandra
  • sandra
yep np!
sandra
  • sandra
ok what's up
sandra
  • sandra
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