a + b = 44

b/3 + a + 12

Since we have "just" a in both, I'd do it this way.

a = 44 - b

a = 12 - b/3

Now, since a equals two things, thet equal each other.

44 - b = 12 - b/3

32 = 2b/3

2b = 96

b = 48

a = 44 - 48

a = -4

Astrid M.

asked • 09/25/18two numbers have a sum of 44. The quotient of the larger number and three is 12 more than the smaller number. Find the numbers.

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a + b = 44

b/3 + a + 12

Since we have "just" a in both, I'd do it this way.

a = 44 - b

a = 12 - b/3

Now, since a equals two things, thet equal each other.

44 - b = 12 - b/3

32 = 2b/3

2b = 96

b = 48

a = 44 - 48

a = -4

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