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I need help with this problem: The difference of two numbers is 11. The second is 8 less than 2 times the first. What are the two numbers?

• algebra -

x - (2x - 8) = 11

Distribute:
x - 2x + 8 = 11

Simplify:

-x + 8 = 11; solve for x then plug it back in to get the second number.

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