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  • 5 years ago

The larger of two numbers is 6 times the smaller. Their sum is 147. Find the numbers.

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  1. anonymous
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    okay if we call one number x and the other y, what can you tell me about the relationship between x and y?

  2. anonymous
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    they have to come to 147

  3. anonymous
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    okay, the sum of x and y is 147. so can you write that sentence in mathematical form?

  4. anonymous
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    x+y=147 y x 6=x

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    very good. so, x = 6y but we know that x+y =147, so 6y+y=147

  6. anonymous
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    x=67.5 y-79.5?

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    no, how did you get that?

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    idk am so lost

  9. anonymous
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    6y+y = 147. how do you get y from that equation?

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    idk

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    Im lost why Im here trying to figure it out

  12. anonymous
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    6y+y = 7y. so 7y =147. divide both sides by 7. y = 147/7 y =21

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    but it is asking for 2 numbers would 21 be the smaller # or larger?

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