Translate the problem situation to a system of equations. Do not solve. The difference between two numbers is 1. Three times the smaller number plus the larger number is 29. What are the numbers?
A. x - y = 1; x + 3z = 29
B. x - y = 1; 3x + y = 29
C. x - y = 1; x + 3y = 29
D. x + y = 1; x + 3y = 29
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What do you think the first one is?
"Difference between two numbers is 1"
@terminallychill It's not B... And don't give out the answer.
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@mollyann It's not A either.
Answer my question.
Difference between two numbers is 1. What's the equation?
yea its D
@terminallychill It's not D. Not I've given the answer.. It's C
Difference between two number is 1: x-y=1... The smaller number is y.
3 times the smaller number + the larger number is 29.: x+3y=29
y is the smaller number because
x - y > 0 if y < x
x - y < 0 if y > x
its not C
my test said thats wrong
Show me your test...
there's only two variables. x and y. from that you know A is wrong as it includes a z.
It wants a difference between two numbers, so it's x-y. This rules out D as x+y is not a difference.
3 times the SMALLER number. this is in C as y is LESS THAN x for the difference x-y=1