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One number is two less than a second number. If you take one-half of the first number and increase in by the second number, the result is at least 41. Find the least possible value for the second number.

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  • Algebra II -

    1st#=x-2
    2nd#=x

    1/2(x-2)+x=41
    x-2+2x=82
    3x=84
    x=28

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