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The sum of two numbers is 82. One number is three less than four times the other. Find the two numbers.

 Sep 11, 2020
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\(a+b=82, a=4b-3\rightarrow 4b-3+b=82\rightarrow 5b-3=82\rightarrow 5b=85\rightarrow \boxed{b=17}\rightarrow \boxed{a=4*17-3=65}\)

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 Sep 11, 2020
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x + y = 82

 

x + 4x - 3 = 82

 

x = 17

 

y = 4x - 3 = 65

 Sep 15, 2020

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