Intermediate Algebra question.

The sum of two integers is twenty-four. The difference between four times the smaller integer and nine is three less than twice the larger integer. Find the integers.

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call this equation one
walterthewhale
15 November 2011
first statement x + y = 24
walterthewhale
15 November 2011
call the integers x & y, where x is the larger one & y the smaller
walterthewhale
15 November 2011
second statement : 4y - 9 = 2x - 3, call this equation two
walterthewhale
15 November 2011
re-arrange equation two so it's easier to work with: 4y - 2x = 6
walterthewhale
15 November 2011
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walterthewhale
15 November 2011
then you just solve equations one & two simultaneously, probably using the elimination method... if you need more help or explanation feel free to ask...
walterthewhale
15 November 2011
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