Basic word problem, finding x and y
Here is a simple word problem. I found some set up online but it does not use both variables x and y. Instead, it uses the variable x only.
Here is the question:
Two angles are supplementary. One angle is 24° morethan twice the other. Using two variables x and y, find themeasure of each angle.
Here is the answer online: x + 2x - 24 = 180
3x = 156 x = 52 degrees, one angle, other one is 128.
How would you set this up by using 2 variables?
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