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The sum of two numbers is 44. The second number is 4 less than three times the first number.   Find the two numbers.

 Mar 16, 2021
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x + y = 44

 

y  = 3x  - 4

 

So  

 

 

x +  ( 3x - 4)  =  44

 

4x  -  4  =  44

 

4x   =   44 +  4

 

4x  =b48

 

x  =12      and y = 3x  4   =   3 (12)  - 4   =   32

 

 

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 Mar 16, 2021

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