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anonymous
 5 years ago
The sum of two numbers is 72, and twice their difference is 24. What is the smaller of the two numbers?
anonymous
 5 years ago
The sum of two numbers is 72, and twice their difference is 24. What is the smaller of the two numbers?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0suppose the two numbers are x and y. what can you tell about x and y from the description?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is where I get stuck

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay good. so x+y = 72 and 2(xy)=24 or xy = 12 so you have x+y = 72 xy =12 solve for x and y

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not sure where to go from there. Do I combine the two equations?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well lets see, what could we get for x, that will make 72 if we add y? Plug n chug works, lets try 40 for X.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What can we add to 40 to make 72? 32.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0made a mistake, i took 40 instead of 40, but if we were to pick 40, we would still see that it wont meet the requirements, so that is wrong anyway.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0blah, instead of 42**

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok. I understand it a little bit more

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0brittany, you had x+y = 72 x  y = 12 add the two equations 2x = 84. so x = 42. if x = 42, then 42+y = 72. so y = 30. so your answer is 30
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