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i have this word problem. the second of two numbers is 6 times the first. their sum is 77. find the numbers

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  1. anonymous
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    Each of those sentences is an equation. Let h be the first number, and k be the second. Now write the two equations

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    thats what i don't understande

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    x+6x=77

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    Yes, that's right.

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    Or as I was going to suggest, k = 6h k+h = 77 So 6h + h = 77 We can add six h's to one h and get 7h = 77 Which means h =?

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