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ninaloving70
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Twice the difference of two numbers is 14 and their sum is 3 find the numbers.

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DariusGab

They are 5 and minus 2 You have to solve the system of equations 2(a-b)=14 a+b=3

alyssawilkinson

Let, x+y = 3 2(x-y) = 14 Substitute value from eq (1) in eq (2), 2(3-y-y) = 14 2(3-2y) = 14 6-4y = 14 -4y = 8 y = -2 Put it into eq (1), x-2 = 3 x = 5 So, x = 5 & y = -2 Hope this helps!

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