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The difference between two numbers is 15
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Three

times the larger number is eight

times the smaller. Find the two numbers.

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  1. Just translate from English to Math
    larger number --- x
    smaller number --- y

    x-y = 15---> x = y + 15

    3x = 8y
    3(y+15) = 8y
    3y + 45 = 8y
    45 = 5y
    y = 9 , then
    x = 9+15 = 24

    state your conclusion

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  2. b-s = 15
    3 b = 8 s
    so b = 8s/3

    8s/3 - 3s/3 = 15

    5 s/3 = 15
    s/3 = 3
    s = 9
    b = 9+15 = 24

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