algebra
posted by Miami .
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?

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.