Posted by **Julie JAM** on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 6:23pm.

The sum of two numbers is 44. The second number is 5 more than twice the first. Find the numbers.

x+y=44

2x+5y

Is this correct? So the answer would be 3x + 6y=44?

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**Bosnian**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 6:54pm
a=first number

b=second number

a+b=44

b=5+2a

a+b=a+5+2a =3a+5= 44

3a+5=44

3a=44-5

3a=39 Divided with 3

3a/3=39/3

a=13

b=5+2a

b=5+2*13

b=5+26

b=31

a+b=13+31=44

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**Julie JAM**, Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:09pm
Gr8 you made that look SO freakin easy! :D Thank you very much

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