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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(1) Answers

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!