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The sum of two numbers is 12, when the larger number is added to 5 times the smaller , the sum is 32 find the numbers? I need help pleasse! Equation form please!!

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Let the numbers be a and b where b is bigger than a

 

a+b = 12    (1a)            b=12-a   (1b)

b+5a=32    (2)

 

Sub    b=12-a    into (2)

 

12-a +5a =  32

12 +4a     = 32

        4a    = 20

          a   =  5

 

b=12-a = 12-5  =7

Melody  Apr 26, 2017

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