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Pls solve this using one variable:
The difference bet 2 numbers is 3. The sum of thrice the smaller and the larger is 35. Find the original number.

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    let the larger be x
    let the smaller be x-3

    3(x-3) + x = 35
    3x - 9 + x = 35
    4x = 44
    x = 11

    larger is 11, the smaller is 8

    is 3 times 8 plus 11 equal to 35 ?? YEAhh

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