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One number is 2 less than a number. Twice the second number is 9 less than 3 times the first. Find the two numbers

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kevinmcneil

these are the starting equations: x=y-2 2y=3x-9 Then you put one of the variables in terms of the other to find its value: 2y=3(y-2)-9 2y=3y-6-9 2y-3y=-6-9 -y=-15 y=15 x=y-2 x=15-2 x=13 check: x=y-2 13=15-2 true, so that's your answer, hope it helped!

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