anonymous
  • anonymous
The sum of two numbers is 112. If three times the smaller number is sibtracted from the larger number, the result is 12. Find the two numbers.
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anonymous
  • anonymous
25 smaller 87 larger?
myininaya
  • myininaya
\[x+y=112\] from first sentence ----------------- Assume x is the smallest! \[y-3x=12\] from second sentence
myininaya
  • myininaya
\[y=3x+12 \text{ from second equation}\] now plug this into the first equation and solve for x

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myininaya
  • myininaya
\[x+(3x+12)=112\] \[4x+12=112\] \[4x=100\] x=25 then y=3(25)+12=75+12=87 so yes
nenadmatematika
  • nenadmatematika
did he ask three times smaller number ?
nenadmatematika
  • nenadmatematika
I got it...sorry :D

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