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 Question 348028: one number is 3 more than another. twice the larger number minus the smaller is 15. what are the two numbers?Answer by Jk22(389)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!one number is 3 more than another. twice the larger number minus the smaller is 15. what are the two numbers? twice the larger is 6 plus twice the smaller, hence twice the larger minus the smaller is 6 plus the smaller, equals fifteen, the smaller is then fifteen minus six equals nine, the larger is then three plus nine, equals twelve. Verification : twelve equals 3 plus 9, and twice twelve, twenty-four, minus nine, equals fifteen. (fifteen plus nine equals twenty-four).