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One number is 12 more than another. The sum of the smaller number and twice the larger number is 39. Find the larger number.

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  1. Let x be the larger number.
    Solve this equation:
    x -12 + 2x = 39

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  2. If you are unfamiliar with algebra, try different integers between 15 and 20, for the larger number, and see which one "works"

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