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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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  1. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    Let the 2 numbers be 'x' and 'y' . heir sum is 16----> x+y=16 got this ?

  2. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    One number is 4 less than 3 times another number. --->x+4=3y

  3. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    @minnie123 you there ?

  4. minnie123
    • 3 years ago
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    yeah i am trying to comprehend what you're asking me to do... a little confused

  5. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    did u get how i got the 2 equations ?? x+y=16 x+4=3y ??

  6. TheViper
    • 3 years ago
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    Let the first no. be \(x\) & other be \(y\). Now, according to question:- x+y=16 ....... (i) also y=3x-4 Now put the value of 'y' in first equation & you got :- x+3x-4=16 4x-4=16 Take 4 as common :- 4(x-4)=16 x-4=16/4=4 x=8 Therefore y=8 because x+y=16 8+y=16 y=16-8=8

  7. minnie123
    • 3 years ago
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    ok so i kinda understand Viper because he visually showed me... i wont understand easily unlessi have it kinda mapped out already..

  8. hartnn
    • 3 years ago
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    will you be able to do other similar question by yourself ???

  9. minnie123
    • 3 years ago
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    idk... maybe...

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