The sum of two numbers is 26. the larger of the two numbers is 14 more than three times the smaller number. what are the two numbers?
Tutors, please sign in to answer this question.
answer: 3 and 23
Hi Again Roseland;
Another great question! I appreciate it!
We need to perform a method called SUBSTITUTION. I will illustrate.
Let's begin with the first equation, because it is easiest.
Let's isolate for y...
Let's combine like terms...
Let's add x to both sides...
Let's subtract 14 from both sides...
Let's divide both sides by 4...
Let's check our results...
23 ??? 3(3)+14
23 ??? 9+14