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## #1 2007-10-22 18:38:04

soha
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### what number?

A)A number added to its  two thirds is equal to 35.Find the number.
B)The sum of two numbers is 50 , their diffrence is 10 .Find the numbers.

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## #2 2007-10-22 20:26:32

Khushboo
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### Re: what number?

Let the no. be x
=>x+2/3x=35
=>5x/3=35
or x=21

b) let the no. be x,y
=> x+y=50......1)
=>x-y=10.........2)
you can simultaneously solve and cancel y
=> 2x=60
or x=30
similarly solve for y, cancel out x by putting minus sign beneath both the equations.
=>2y=40
or y=20

this should help

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Last edited by Khushboo (2007-10-22 23:03:20)

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## #3 2007-10-22 22:23:57

JaneFairfax
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Khushboo wrote:

Let the no. be x
=>x+2/3x=35
=>5x/3=35
or x=21

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## #4 2007-10-22 23:01:50

Khushboo
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oops i am sorry

Jane is correct
it should be

=>x+2/3x=35
=>5x/3=35
or x=21

and not  14

Thanxs

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## #5 2007-10-24 17:38:07

landof+
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### Re: what number?

simplified in my language:

a)35 is (5/3) or 1 2/3 times of the number. Find 1 times the number.
b)the smaller number is 1/2(50-10). Just add 10 to that result and you have the greater number.

Last edited by landof+ (2007-10-24 17:38:53)

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## #6 2007-10-24 19:49:15

soha
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### Re: what number?

Khushboo wrote:

oops i am sorry

Jane is correct
it should be

=>x+2/3x=35
=>5x/3=35
or x=21

and not  14

Thanxs

i see 21 there, not 14

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## #7 2007-10-24 22:50:20

Jai Ganesh
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### Re: what number?

soha,
The post has been edited by Khushboo. She has replaced 14 by 21 in  post#2.

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