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The sum of two numbers is 48. Four times the smaller number is equal to twice
the larger number. Find the two numbers.

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  1. let the smaller number be x,
    then the larger number is 48-x

    "Four times the smaller number is equal to twice the larger number"

    translated into math....

    4x = 2(48-x)

    solve

    4x = 96 - 2x
    6x = 96
    x = 16

    So the smaller is 16, the larger is 32

    check: is 4(16) = 2(32) ?? yes!

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