# SOLUTION: what does this problem mean? the larger of two numbers is 1 more than 3 imes the smaller.the difference between 8 times the smaller and 2 times the larger is 10

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 Question 104797: what does this problem mean? the larger of two numbers is 1 more than 3 imes the smaller.the difference between 8 times the smaller and 2 times the larger is 10Answer by BurningFlame_marc(77)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hello! Actually, that question means that 3x+1=larger number and x=smaller number. 8x-2(3x+1)=10. that is what it means. Now I will solve it. 8x-2(3x+1)=10 8x-6x-2=10 2x-2=10 2x=12 x=6 The smaller number is 6, the larger number is 19