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The sum of two numbers is 42. The larger number is 8 more than the smaller number. what are the numbers?

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  1. anonymous
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    actually needa learn this 😭

  2. Compassionate
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    x + y = 42, right? The larger number is 8 more than the smaller number (42 - larger number) = smaller number Now, the larger number is 8 more than the smaller number (42 - larger number) = smaller number + 8 (42 - x) = y + 8

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    and solve that?

  4. Compassionate
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    I'm not your work horse. You solve it or ask for help on how to solve it.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    im not telling you to do it? im asking i solve that? and thats the answer?

  6. Compassionate
    • one year ago
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    I must go. @Hero can help you

  7. Compassionate
    • one year ago
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    You need to isolate x and y then plug-in their repsective terms

  8. anonymous
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    meaning? 😁😁

  9. Hero
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    Yes, you can solve it @mattrobakk

  10. anonymous
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    -x=y-34

  11. Hero
    • one year ago
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    but define the variables properly Let x be the smaller and y be the larger number. Then x+y=42 y= x+8

  12. Jhannybean
    • one year ago
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    Solve it as a system of 2 equations, perhaps

  13. anonymous
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    get it to y=x+8 and then?

  14. anonymous
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    plug it in?

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    17 and 25?

  16. Hero
    • one year ago
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    Correct

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thanks a bunch!! have one more hard question ...can you guys stay and help?

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