anonymous
  • anonymous
The sum of two numbers is -33. One number is 3 more than twice the other. Find the larger of the two numbers.
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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
x= first number -33-x=second number x=2(-33-x)+3
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Solve tat and you'll have it.
anonymous
  • anonymous
would -12 be the answer?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Let x = first number Let y = second number x+y=-33 x=2y+3 So the larger number is 'x' because it's more than twice the value of 'y'.
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
yes. -12 would be the answer.
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanx
anonymous
  • anonymous
(2y+3)+y=-33 3y+3=-33 -3 -3 3y=-36 /3 /3 y=-12 Yep! :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
What about this problem
anonymous
  • anonymous
Find two numbers whose sum is 42 and whose difference is 16.
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
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Mertsj
  • Mertsj
x+y=42 x-y=16
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
Add the two equations to eliminate y and solve for x
anonymous
  • anonymous
would it be 13 and 23?
anonymous
  • anonymous
???
anonymous
  • anonymous
If you add those two equations together, you get: 2x=58 /2 /2 x=29

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