Mathematics

Question

The sum of two numbers is 110.The larger number is 2 less than 7 times the smaller.Find the Large number

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    The larger number is 96.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    [tex]let \: the \: two \: numbers \: be \: a \: and \: b \\ a + b = 110 \\ let \: a \: be \: the \: larger \: number \\ a = 7b - 2 \\ we \: can \: get \: the \: value \: of \: b \: by \: substituting \: the \: value \: above \: for \: a \: in \: eq \: 1 \\ 7b - 2 + b = 110 \\ 8b - 2 = 110 \\ 8b = 110 + 2 \\ 8b = 112 \\ b = \frac{112}{8} \\b = 14\\ calculate \:the \: value \: of \: a \: using \: the \: equation \: above \\ a + b = 110 \\ a = 110 - 14 \\ a = 96 \\ hence \: the \: large \: number \: is \: 96[/tex]

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