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A value 3 times a smaller number is 4 less than a larger number . Their difference is 38.Find the numbers.

Smaller: 

Larger: 

 

can someone please explain this to me!

 Mar 4, 2021
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Smaller number = x         larger number = y

    3 times smaller number = 3x

            and this equals   larger number - 4

 

3x = y-4

 

 

then   larger - smaller = 38 

             y - x = 38                           

                                now you have two equations and two unkowns ( 'x' and 'y' )....do you think you can solve it now?  

 Mar 4, 2021

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