Posted by **Britney** on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11:36pm.

Translate to a system of equations and solve:

1) The sum of two numbers is 36. One number is 2 more than the other. Find the numbers.

Answer: (17,19)

2) Find two numbers whose sum is 66 and whose difference is 18.

Answer: (37,29)

These ones I am not sure of:

3) The difference between two numbers is 16. Three times the larger number is seven times the smaller. What are the numbers?

4) The difference between two numbers is 18. Twice the smaller number plus three times the larger is 74. What are the numbers?

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**David**, Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11:44pm
3) Answer (12, 28)

4) Answer (4, 22)

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**Britney**, Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 11:45pm
What are the equations for numbers 3 and 4?

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**Reiny**, Friday, February 13, 2009 at 8:10am
#3: Let the larger be x, the smaller be y

<The difference between two numbers is 18> ---> x - y = 16

<Three times the larger number is seven times the smaller> ---> 3x = 7y or 3x-7y = 0

#4 (same way)

x - y = 18

3x + 2y = 74

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**ann**, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 12:04pm
um of two numbers is

43

and the difference is

5

.

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