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One number is 5 more than another. The sum of thrice the small plus twice the larger is 50  What are the two numbers?

 Feb 5, 2021
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From what I understood from the question:

 

There are 2 numbers. Let's take the smaller number as x and the larger number y.

 

x+5 =y

 

The Question also tells us:

3x + 2y = 50

 

Now, we can substitute the value of y.

 

3x + 2(x+5) = 50

3x+ 2x + 10 = 50

5x + 10 = 50

 

5x = 40

x = 8

 

If x is 8, then y is:

 

x+5 = y

8+5 = 13

 

So x is 8 and y is 13.

 

 

Hope that helps!!! :)

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 Feb 5, 2021
edited by IhaveOBJD  Feb 5, 2021

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