Results 1 to 2 of 2

Math Help - Help on algebra

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    2

    Help 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.)
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    is up to his old tricks again! Jhevon's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 2007
    From
    New York, USA
    Posts
    11,663
    Thanks
    3
    (We will call the two numbers x and y.)
    if you insist

    Quote Originally Posted by jgutierrez77 View Post
    Find two numbers whose sum is 24
    this means, x + y = 24

    and such that one is 2 times as large as the other.
    this means (without loss of generality) that x = 2y

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

    can you continue?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: February 4th 2011, 09:39 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 6th 2010, 04:03 PM
  3. Algebra or Algebra 2 Equation Help Please?
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 12th 2010, 12:22 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: April 24th 2010, 12:37 AM
  5. algebra 2 help
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 4th 2009, 07:24 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum