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patbatE21

  • 3 years ago

The sum of 12 times the larger number and 11 times the smaller is -36. The difference of 12 times the larger and 7 times the smaller is 36. Find the numbers.

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  1. helder_edwin
    • 3 years ago
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    let \(x\) and \(y\) the two numbers we r looking for. and suppose that \(x>y\). then \[ \large 12x+11y=-36 \] and \[ \large 12x-7y=36 \]

  2. patbatE21
    • 3 years ago
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    alright then should I move forward with the addition method?

  3. helder_edwin
    • 3 years ago
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    u have a linear system \[ \large \begin{cases} 12x+11y=-36\\ 12x-7y=36 \end{cases} \]

  4. helder_edwin
    • 3 years ago
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    use whichever method u want to solve it.

  5. patbatE21
    • 3 years ago
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    alright

  6. patbatE21
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    thanks

  7. helder_edwin
    • 3 years ago
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    u r welcome

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