Example12 - the larger number Let the smaller number equal...

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Example 3 If one number is three times as large as another number and the smaller number is increased by 19,  the result is 6 less than twice the larger number. What is the larger number? First, circle what you must find— 
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Unformatted text preview: the larger number. Let the smaller number equal x . Therefore, the larger number will be 3 x . Now, using the problem, set up an equation. Therefore, the larger number, 3 x , is 3(5), or 15....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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