Math

posted by .

The difference between two numbers is 34. The larger exceeds 3 times the smaller by 4. Find the numbers . Use let statements

  • Math -

    Let x = smaller number, then 3x+4 = larger.

    (3x+4) - x = 34

    Solve for x.

  • Math -

    (3x+4)-x=34
    3x-x+4=34
    2x+4=34
    -4 -4
    2x=30
    divide both sides by 2
    x=30

  • Math -

    (3x+4)-x=34
    3x-x+4=34
    2x+4=34
    -4 -4
    2x=30
    divide both sides by 2
    x=15

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    Can someone please help me write this statement out in formula form. There should be two formulas. Question.... Three times the larger of two numbers is equal to four times the smaller. The sum of the numbers is 21. Find the numbers. …
  2. MATH

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TWO NUMBERS IS 16. FIVE TIMES THE SMALLER IS THE SAME AS 8 LESS THAN THREE TIMES THE LARGER. FIND THE NUMBERS?
  3. algebra

    the difference between two numbers is 16.five times the smaller is the same as 8 less than twice the larger.find the numbers
  4. Reiny! Reiny! Reiny! Answer Check and HW Help!

    Translate to a system of equations and solve: 1) The sum of two numbers is 36. One number is 2 more than the other. Find the numbers. Answer: (17,19) 2) Find two numbers whose sum is 66 and whose difference is 18. Answer: (37,29) These …
  5. ALgebra

    the difference between two numbers is 7. the larger number is 9 less than 3 times the smaller. find the numbers
  6. Math(Algebra)

    How would you set this problem up and work it: The difference between two numbers is 16. Three times the larger number is seven times the smaller. What are the numbers?
  7. algebra 2

    The larger of two numbers in 8 times the smaller. The difference between them is 42. Find the numbers. Write the equations. Find the numbers
  8. excellent success

    the sum of two numbers is 17, the difference between the larger number and three times the smaller is 4, find the numbers!
  9. math

    sum of two numbers is 40. the difference of 5 times the larger and 4 times the smaller exceeds 7 times the smaller by 8. Find the numbers
  10. math

    The difference between two numbers is 15 . Three times the larger number is eight times the smaller. Find the two numbers.

More Similar Questions