Mathematics
elem1130
35

One number is 4 less than 3 times another If the sum of the numbers is 36, what are the two numbers?

+3
(1) Answers
MeriAfonso

Let's start by assigning variables for each of the numbers. Let the first one be x, the second one be y. x + y = 36 x = 3y - 4 Now we solve using substitution. 3y - 4 + y = 36 This simplifies into: 4y = 32 y = 8. Now we need to solve for x. 36 - 8 = 28 (because x + y = 36) x = 28

Add answer