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anonymous
 one year ago
The sum of two numbers is 47 and the difference is 3 what are the numbers ? Larger Number and Smaller number
anonymous
 one year ago
The sum of two numbers is 47 and the difference is 3 what are the numbers ? Larger Number and Smaller number

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misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you can do this with no algebra at all think of two numbers that add to 47 and are three apart

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1for example \(20+27\) add to 47, but they are not 3 apart, lets try again

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[25+22=47\] and they are also three apart, so \(25\) and \(22\) will do the trick

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you can also write \[x+y=47\\ xy=3\] if you want to do it the math teacher way

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1add them up in a column, get \[2x=50\] telling you that \(x=25\) so \(y=22\) but this is largely a waste of time, doing the algebra way
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