You most use a system of two equations in two variables. I need help please.
Hi Alexander;
x...smaller number
x+16...larger number
5x=[2(x+16)]-8
Distribute the 2...
5x=2x+32-8
Combine like terms...
5x=2x+24
Subtract 2x from both sides...
5x-2x=2x-2x+24
3x=24
Divide both sides by 3...
(3x)/3=24/3
x=8
x+16=24
Let's check our work...
(5)(8)=[(2)(24)]-8
40=48-8
40=40