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The difference between two numbers is 36. Four times the smaller is equal to 3 more than the larger. What are the numbers?

 Jun 9, 2022
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x - y  =   36         (1)

 

4y - 3   =  x       (2)

 

Sub (2)  into (1)

 

(4y - 3 )  - y    =  36

 

3y - 3  =  36

 

3y  = 36 + 3

 

3y = 39

 

y =  39 / 3   =   13  =  smaller

 

And   4(13) - 3  =  x  =  52 - 3  =  49  = larger

 

 

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 Jun 10, 2022

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