anonymous
  • anonymous
The sum of two numbers is 205. One number is 10 more than twice the other. Find the larger of the two numbers.
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Callisto
  • Callisto
let x be the the smaller number. the larger number = 2x+10 since sum of 2 numbers =205 x + (2x+10) =205 3x = 205-10 x= (195)/3 =65 So the larger number = 205 - 65 = work it out yourself !
anonymous
  • anonymous
x + y = 205 x = 2y + 10 Solve for y, substituting in x 3y = 195 y = 65, so x = ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
75??

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Re-read the question. Look at the equations, Does x= 75 satisfy them? (it does not)
anonymous
  • anonymous
140
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yup :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
because 145 + 65 =205 correct??
Callisto
  • Callisto
nope, 145+65 = 210
anonymous
  • anonymous
oops i meant 140 lol

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