Posted by serg on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 8:53pm.
I don't know how to get answer for problem The larger of two numbers is 20 more than the smaller. Four times the larger is 70 more than 5 times the smaller. find the numbers

9th grade algebra  PsyDAG, Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 3:59am
Let L stand for the larger and S stand for the smaller.
From the second sentence, you know that L = S + 20.
From the second sentence, you know
4L = 5S + 70
Substitute S + 20 for L in the second equation. Solve for S. Put value of S in the first equation to solve for L. Check answers by putting both values in the second equation.
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

9th grade algebra  Anonymous, Monday, November 30, 2015 at 8:30am
The larger of two numbers is 3 times the smaller. Their sum
is 8 more than twice the smaller. Find the numbers.
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