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Posted by **victor** on Monday, May 26, 2008 at 2:57pm.

- algebra -
**Damon**, Monday, May 26, 2008 at 3:04pmLook at my answer to Ulises a few lines down for hint.

- algebra -
**victor**, Monday, May 26, 2008 at 3:05pmi know i just need help setting the equation

- algebra -
- algebra -
**Damon**, Monday, May 26, 2008 at 3:07pmOk, call big one b

call small one s

b = 1 + 2 s

b + s = 3 b - 20

- algebra -
**Damon**, Monday, May 26, 2008 at 3:24pmfrom the first equation you know that you can use the quantity (1 + 2 s) for b

so do that

1 + 2 s + s = 3 (1 + 2 s) - 20

or

1 + 3 s = 3 + 6 s - 20

solve that for s, then go back and find b

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