# SOLUTION: The difference between two numbers is 23. One third the larger number plus three times the smaller number is 81. What are the numbers?

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 Question 365800: The difference between two numbers is 23. One third the larger number plus three times the smaller number is 81. What are the numbers?Answer by robertb(4012)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!l - s = 23. This is the same as s = l-23. . By direct substitution, , , , , , or l = 45, the larger number. s = 22, the smaller number.