Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 3 - Equations and Problem Solving - 3.3 - More on Solving Equations and Problem Solving - Problem Set 3.3: 34

Answer

The numbers are 46 and 48.

Work Step by Step

Let n represent the first number; then, n + 2 represents the next even number. Because their sum is 94, we can set up and solve the following equation: n + n + 2 = 94 2n + 2 = 94 Subtract 2 from both sides: 2n = 92 Divide both sides by 2: n = 46 If n = 46, then n + 2 = 48 So, the numbers are 46 and 48.
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