Posted by **kathryn** on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:08pm.

The second of two numbers is 7 times the first. Their sum is 72. Find the numbers.

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**rbowh**, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:10pm
x = first number

7x = second number

x + 7x = 72

simplify and solve equation

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**kathryn**, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:14pm
the larger of 2 #s is 5 less than twice the smaller. their sum is 43. find the #s

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**rbowh**, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4:18pm
x = smaller number

2x - 5 = larger number

x + (2x - 5) = 43

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**devon**, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 5:01pm
the ans is 16... x+2x-5=43..... therefor 3x=48 then divide both sides by 3 to solve for x

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**me**, Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 12:47pm
9 ,63

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