Posted by Perry on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 4:33pm.
The difference between two numbers is 34. The larger exceeds 3 times the smaller by 4. Find the numbers . Use let statements

Math  PsyDAG, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 12:39pm
Let x = smaller number, then 3x+4 = larger.
(3x+4)  x = 34
Solve for x. 
Math  Anonymous, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:51am
(3x+4)x=34
3xx+4=34
2x+4=34
4 4
2x=30
divide both sides by 2
x=30 
Math  Anonymous, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:51am
(3x+4)x=34
3xx+4=34
2x+4=34
4 4
2x=30
divide both sides by 2
x=15