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The difference between two numbers is 34. The larger exceeds 3 times the smaller by 4. Find the numbers . Use let statements

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    Let x = smaller number, then 3x+4 = larger.

    (3x+4) - x = 34

    Solve for x.

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    (3x+4)-x=34
    3x-x+4=34
    2x+4=34
    -4 -4
    2x=30
    divide both sides by 2
    x=30

  • Math - ,

    (3x+4)-x=34
    3x-x+4=34
    2x+4=34
    -4 -4
    2x=30
    divide both sides by 2
    x=15

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