A value 3 times a smaller number is 4 less than a larger number . Their difference is 38.Find the numbers.
can someone please explain this to me!
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?