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One number is eight more than twice another. If their sum is decreased by nine, the result is fourteen. Find the numbers.

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    n = (8 + 2 m)

    n + m - 9 = 14
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    (8 + 2 m) + m = 23

    8 + 3 m = 23

    3 m = 15

    m = 5
    n = 18

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