Find two numbers whose sum is 24 and such that one is 2 times as large as the other.

(We will call the two numbers x and y.)

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- January 17th 2008, 02:37 PMjgutierrez77Help on algebra
Find two numbers whose sum is 24 and such that one is 2 times as large as the other.

(We will call the two numbers x and y.) - January 17th 2008, 02:42 PMJhevonQuote:

(We will call the two numbers x and y.)

this means, x + y = 24

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and such that one is 2 times as large as the other.

now you have two simultaneous equations. use them to solve for x and y

can you continue?