Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 2 - Cumulative Review: 22

Answer

11 and 35

Work Step by Step

We assume that the first number is x. The second number is 2 more than three times the first number, or 2+3x. Also, the difference of the two numbers is 24. So $2+3x-x=24$ We can solve this equation to find x. $2+2x=24$ $2x=22$ $x=11$ Plugging this into the value of the second number, we get: $2+3\times11=35$ So the numbers are 11 and 35
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