Posted by **Anonymous** on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 9:29am.

one number is two less than a second number. If you take one-half of the first number and increase it by the second number,the result is atleast 41. find the least possible value for the second number.

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**Reiny**, Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 9:58am
second number ---- x

first number ----- x-2

"If you take one-half of the first number and increase it by the second number,the result is atleast 41"

-----> (1/2)x + x-2 ≥ 41

solve for x to get your second number, then evaluate x-2 for the first.

It is up to you to decide if only whole numbers are allowed or if you include fractions.

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