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Anyone knows how to do this?? Separate 38 into two numbers such that three times the smaller is 16 less than twice the larger.

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  1. hartnn
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    yup.

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  2. hartnn
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    let 38 be separated into x and 38-x

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  3. WhyteMonks
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    okay

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  4. WhyteMonks
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    do we set them equal to each other?

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  5. hartnn
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    three times the smaller is 16 less than twice the larger. so 3x+16 2(36-x) got this ?

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  6. theEric
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    Only if those two "numbers" are equal to each other! Otherwise, no!

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  7. hartnn
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    3x+16= 2(36-x)

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  8. WhyteMonks
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    okay, then solve right?

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  9. hartnn
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    yup

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  10. hartnn
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    find x from there, u will get the smaller number

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  11. WhyteMonks
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    then substitute for the right, correct?

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  12. WhyteMonks
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    larger*

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  13. hartnn
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    yes, but first tell me what did u get 'x' value.

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  14. WhyteMonks
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    11.2

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    is that correct?

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  16. hartnn
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    yes, even i get 11.2, i wonder why is it not and integer, anyways, find larger using 36-x= ?

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  17. WhyteMonks
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    using 36? or 38?

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  18. hartnn
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    sorry 38

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    its okay, but I got 26.8 for large

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    ohh.thats why we didn't get an integer, its 38, sorry my typing mistake

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  21. WhyteMonks
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    oh

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  22. hartnn
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    solve this : 3x+16= 2(38-x)

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  23. WhyteMonks
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    okay

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  24. WhyteMonks
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    i got 28 for large, 10 for small

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    i got x=12, please verify the calculations.....

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  26. WhyteMonks
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    oh yeah, your're right

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  27. WhyteMonks
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    the larger is 26

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  28. hartnn
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    thats correct :)

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  29. WhyteMonks
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    thank you

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  30. hartnn
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    welcome ^_^

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