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anonymous
 4 years ago
I don't get this one.
The difference between two numbers is 29. The sum of five times the smaller and two times the larger is 156. Find the two numbers.
anonymous
 4 years ago
I don't get this one. The difference between two numbers is 29. The sum of five times the smaller and two times the larger is 156. Find the two numbers.

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a. 14 and 15 b. 14 and 15 c. 15 and 14 d. 14 and 43

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I don't' get this. :( It doesn't make sense to me all at.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let a = larger and b = smaller ab=29; 2a+5b=156 if you know how to use substitution, you should be able to go from there if not, let me know and i'll explain the rest

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, give me a second.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay, well first, do you understand what I did there?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the difference between larger and smaller is 29 means larger  smaller =29

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now for larger just make it a; so a=larger, b=smaller, from now on we use a and b

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so a (larger)  b (smaller) =29

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay. I get that part.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the sum means adding so: 5b+2a=156

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i.e. 5(smaller)+2(larger)=156

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so again your two equations are ab=29 5b+2a=156 so, move b to the right side in equation 1 getting: a=29+b then plug the value (29+b) for a in to the second equation. you should then be able to solve for b, once you get b plug the value for b into either equation to get a. a and b will be your two numbers

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh okay. i think i can take it from here. Thanks so much!!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no problem , just following those steps exactly should take you straight to the answer:) as long as they make sense to you

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it does. i found it! :D
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