Posted by Callianna on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 11:29am.
The sum of three times a first number and twice a scond number is 43. If the second number is subtracted from twice the first number, the result is 4. Find the number.
Mainly I can't figure out is this is two problems in one or just one.

Math  Steve, Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:05pm
If the two numbers are x and y, we have
3x+2y = 43
2xy = 4
The main problem as I see it is what "Find the number" means. Which number?

Math  Callianna, Monday, September 23, 2013 at 1:24pm
Thank you. That confirms what I thought. I'm not sure what it means either. We have been working with graphing so I wonder if it means find both x and y.

Math  Steve, Monday, September 23, 2013 at 3:09pm
That would be my guess. It probably should have read "Find the numbers."
So, did you find x and y?
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