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first sentence says a number plus another number is 48. You can write that as a mathematical equation.
Can you give it ago? Just translate the first sentence as a mathematical equation.
we do not know the numbers are the same
now let's assume y is the larger value
second sentence says y is 6 less than twice x
can you write that as a mathematical equation
y is 6 less than twice x replace is with equals and n less than m means m-n and twice a number is 2 times a number
y is 6 less than twice x y = 6 less than twice x y = 6 less than 2x y=2x-6
i translated each little part for you one at a time
anyways first equation we had: x+y=48 second equation we had: y=2x-6
insert (2x-6) for equation 1 's y
replacing y with 2x-6 we have first equation now is x+2x-6=48 can you solve for x
ok can you find y
im not sure no
you remember you got x is 18?
y=2(18)-6 I replaced x with 18 since x is 18
2(18) means multiply 2 and 18
2(18)-6 means after multiplying 2 and 18 take away 6 from that product
were you able to simplify the value for y: y=2(18)-6 ?