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the difference between two numbers is 16.five times the smaller is the same as 8 less than twice the larger.find the numbers

  • algebra -

    b is big, s is small

    b-s = 16
    so
    s = (b-16)
    and also
    5 s = 2 b -8
    so
    5(b-16) = 2 b - 8
    5 b - 80 = 2 b - 8
    3 b = 72
    b = 24
    then go back and find s
    s = 24-16 = 8

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    What two numbers should be placed in the blanks below so that each pair of consecutive numbers has the same difference?
    13, ____, ____, 49

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