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  • one year ago

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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  1. sloppycanada
    • one year ago
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    I think the answer is -10 and -14

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    \[x-y=4.5\\ y=3x+4\]is what i would solve

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    which does not give the two solutions you wrote

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh wait, maybe i read it wrong sorry

  5. anonymous
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    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

  6. sloppycanada
    • one year ago
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    It doesn't make sense to me either.

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    this is simple here, The difference of two numbers is 4 y-x=4 y=4+x

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    5 times the smaller number is four more than three times the larger which equals to 5x=3y+4

  9. anonymous
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    simplify 5x=3(x+4)+4

  10. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    let x = bigger number let y = smaller number x-y=4 5y= 3x+4

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @sloppycanada are you getting it so far?

  12. sloppycanada
    • one year ago
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    I think so.. would my answers be 8 and 12?

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes thats correct

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