# SOLUTION: One number is five more than 3 times a second number. If ten is added to -2 times the first number, the result is 30. Find each of the numbers. Please help me!!!!!!!

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 Click here to see ALL problems on test Question 551296: One number is five more than 3 times a second number. If ten is added to -2 times the first number, the result is 30. Find each of the numbers. Please help me!!!!!!!Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15658)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let a = a number let b = a second number : Write an equation for each statement: : "One number is five more than 3 times a second number." a = 3b + 5 : "If ten is added to -2 times the first number, the result is 30." -2a + 10 = 30 -2a = 30 - 10 -2a = 20 a = a = -10 : Replace a with -10 on the 1st equation -10 = 3b + 5 -10 - 5 = 3b 3b = -15 b = b = -5 : You can check these solutions in both statements