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The sum of three times a first number and twice a scond number is 43. If the second number is subtracted from twice the first number, the result is -4. Find the number.

Mainly I can't figure out is this is two problems in one or just one.

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    If the two numbers are x and y, we have

    3x+2y = 43
    2x-y = -4

    The main problem as I see it is what "Find the number" means. Which number?

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    Thank you. That confirms what I thought. I'm not sure what it means either. We have been working with graphing so I wonder if it means find both x and y.

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    That would be my guess. It probably should have read "Find the numbers."

    So, did you find x and y?

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