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# algebra problem help (word problems translation )?

hi,

i need help with some word problems .

( translate the problem to a system of equations & then solve.

the greater of two intergers is 10 more than twice the smaller integer. the sum of the two integers is -8. find the integers.

and also.

three times a number added to twice a smaller number is 4. twice the smaller number less than twice the larger number is 6. find the numbers.

Update:

can someone show me how to set this up :(

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- 8 years ago
1.

a) x=2y+10

b)x+y=-8

2y+10+y=-8 > Substitute a into b

3y=-18 >simplify

y=-6 >solve

x=2(-6)+10 >plug back in

x=-2 >solved

(-2,-6) > ordered pair

-2=2(-6)+10 >check #1

-2=-2 >checked

-2+-6=-8 >check #2

-8=-8 >checked

Number 2 should be similar but is the wording correct?

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