Posted by carly on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 8:19am.
One number is 12 more than another. The sum of the smaller number and twice the larger number is 39. Find the larger number.

math  drwls, Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 9:04am
Let x be the larger number.
Solve this equation:
x 12 + 2x = 39

math  drwls, Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 9:07am
If you are unfamiliar with algebra, try different integers between 15 and 20, for the larger number, and see which one "works"
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