# SOLUTION: The sum of two numbers is greater than 27. The second number is 3 less than the first. What are the possible values for the first two numbers? In your answer, denote the first n

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Inequalities Question 280892: The sum of two numbers is greater than 27. The second number is 3 less than the first. What are the possible values for the first two numbers? In your answer, denote the first number by x.Answer by unlockmath(1603)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hello, So x will be one number and the other number we"ll call y. We'll set up two different equations to look like this: x+y>27 y=x-3 OK, so plug in the second equation into the first to look like this: x+x-3>27 Add 3 to both sides and combine terms to get: 2x>30 Divide both sides by 2 to get: x>15 Plug this answer into the second equation and we'll get: y=>12 Make sense? RJ www.math-unlock.com