sloppycanada
  • sloppycanada
The difference of two numbers is 4. 5 times the smaller number is four more than three times the larger. Find the two numbers.
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  • katieb
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sloppycanada
  • sloppycanada
I think the answer is -10 and -14
anonymous
  • anonymous
\[x-y=4.5\\ y=3x+4\]is what i would solve
anonymous
  • anonymous
which does not give the two solutions you wrote

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anonymous
  • anonymous
oh wait, maybe i read it wrong sorry
anonymous
  • anonymous
actually i just read it again carefully The difference of two numbers is 4. 5 times the smaller number is four more than three times the larger. does not make any sense to me
sloppycanada
  • sloppycanada
It doesn't make sense to me either.
anonymous
  • anonymous
this is simple here, The difference of two numbers is 4 y-x=4 y=4+x
anonymous
  • anonymous
5 times the smaller number is four more than three times the larger which equals to 5x=3y+4
anonymous
  • anonymous
simplify 5x=3(x+4)+4
Mertsj
  • Mertsj
let x = bigger number let y = smaller number x-y=4 5y= 3x+4
anonymous
  • anonymous
@sloppycanada are you getting it so far?
sloppycanada
  • sloppycanada
I think so.. would my answers be 8 and 12?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes thats correct

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