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anonymous
 5 years ago
There are two consecutive even numbers such that five times the smaller minus three times the greater is 6. What is the smaller number?
anonymous
 5 years ago
There are two consecutive even numbers such that five times the smaller minus three times the greater is 6. What is the smaller number?

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dumbcow
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0even number is 2n, next even is 2n+2 5(2n)  3(2n+2) = 6 distribute and add like terms 10n  6n 6 = 4n 6 = 6 solve for n 4n = 12 n = 12/4 = 3 smaller num is 2n 2n = 6

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If x (the smaller), the greater will be y=(x+2) According to your problem 5x3(x+2)=6 5x3x6=6 2x=12 2x=12 x=12/2 x=6

anonymous
 5 years ago
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