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anonymous
 one year ago
One number is five more than another, and their sum is three less than three times the smaller. Find the numbers.
If x represents the smaller number, which equation could be used to solve for x?
anonymous
 one year ago
One number is five more than another, and their sum is three less than three times the smaller. Find the numbers. If x represents the smaller number, which equation could be used to solve for x?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0one number is x assume that the other number is y since x is the smaller number, and one number is 5 more than the other therefore, x=y+5 (equation 1) and their sum (x+y)is 3 less than 3 times the smaller(3x3) i.e. x+y=3x3 which gives 2xy=3 (equation 2) you can solve the to equations to find x

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.16 is 5 more than 1 (6=5+1) but 6>1 so I think the first equation should be y=x+5 since you said x is the smaller of x and y

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh yeah sry ... y=x+5
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