How would you set this problem up and work it: The difference between two numbers is 16. Three times the larger number is seven times the smaller. What are the numbers?
This one also: The differnce between two numbers is 18. The sum of twice the smaller number and three times the larger is 74. What are the numbers?
Math(Algebra) - Steve, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 5:14am
just take each fact presented and express it symbolically.
m,n are the numbers
3m = 7n
2n + 3(n+18) = 74
5n + 54 = 74
Math(Algebra) - Peters, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:24pm
Five times a whole number,x, is subtracted from 62. The result is less than 40. Find the three lowest values of x