# SOLUTION: The sum of two numbers is 48. The difference between three times the smaller number and the larger number is 16. Find the numbers.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 87555: The sum of two numbers is 48. The difference between three times the smaller number and the larger number is 16. Find the numbers.Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!X+Y=48 X=48-Y X-3Y=16 (48-Y)-3Y=16 48-Y-3Y=16 -4Y=16-48 -4Y=-32 Y=-32/-4 Y=8 ANSWER X+8=48 X=48-8 X=40 ANSWER PROOF 40-3*8=16 40-24=16 16=16