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Use two variables. One number is 4 less than 3 times another number. If their sum is 16, find the numbers.
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***Help Request*** ***Medal &/or Fan Awarded to best helper*** Use two variables. One number is 4 less than 3 times another number. If their sum is 16, find the numbers.

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hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let the 2 numbers be 'x' and 'y' . heir sum is 16> x+y=16 got this ?

hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0One number is 4 less than 3 times another number. >x+4=3y

minnie123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah i am trying to comprehend what you're asking me to do... a little confused

hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0did u get how i got the 2 equations ?? x+y=16 x+4=3y ??

TheViper
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Let the first no. be \(x\) & other be \(y\). Now, according to question: x+y=16 ....... (i) also y=3x4 Now put the value of 'y' in first equation & you got : x+3x4=16 4x4=16 Take 4 as common : 4(x4)=16 x4=16/4=4 x=8 Therefore y=8 because x+y=16 8+y=16 y=168=8

minnie123
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so i kinda understand Viper because he visually showed me... i wont understand easily unlessi have it kinda mapped out already..

hartnn
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0will you be able to do other similar question by yourself ???
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