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the larger of two numbers is 11 more than twice the smaller. the sum of the number is 1 less than seven times the smaller

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Andrew L. | Educating, One Mind at a Time!Educating, One Mind at a Time!
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Hi M,
To start off, we have to determine how many equations we need to solve this problem.  Seeing that the problem involves a "larger number" and a "smaller number" and that we are given 2 different constraints we can be assured that we will need 2 variables and 2 equations!
1) We start off with a let statement (a statement where we can declare what each variable represents):
let s= the smaller number
let l = the larger number
(I'm sure you can see why I picked s and l).
2) now we can write the equations
And that's it!!  If you would like more help in solving it, feel free to reply to this post or even reach out to me personally.  Good luck!
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