9th grade algebra

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I don't know how to get answer for problem The larger of two numbers is 20 more than the smaller. Four times the larger is 70 more than 5 times the smaller. find the numbers

  • 9th grade algebra -

    Let L stand for the larger and S stand for the smaller.

    From the second sentence, you know that L = S + 20.

    From the second sentence, you know

    4L = 5S + 70

    Substitute S + 20 for L in the second equation. Solve for S. Put value of S in the first equation to solve for L. Check answers by putting both values in the second equation.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

  • 9th grade algebra -

    The larger of two numbers is 3 times the smaller. Their sum
    is 8 more than twice the smaller. Find the numbers.

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