anonymous
  • anonymous
The larger of two numbers is 6 times the smaller. Their sum is 147. Find the numbers.
Mathematics
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anonymous
  • anonymous
okay if we call one number x and the other y, what can you tell me about the relationship between x and y?
anonymous
  • anonymous
they have to come to 147
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay, the sum of x and y is 147. so can you write that sentence in mathematical form?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
x+y=147 y x 6=x
anonymous
  • anonymous
very good. so, x = 6y but we know that x+y =147, so 6y+y=147
anonymous
  • anonymous
x=67.5 y-79.5?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no, how did you get that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
idk am so lost
anonymous
  • anonymous
6y+y = 147. how do you get y from that equation?
anonymous
  • anonymous
idk
anonymous
  • anonymous
Im lost why Im here trying to figure it out
anonymous
  • anonymous
6y+y = 7y. so 7y =147. divide both sides by 7. y = 147/7 y =21
anonymous
  • anonymous
but it is asking for 2 numbers would 21 be the smaller # or larger?

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