# SOLUTION: The sum of three times a first number, and twice a second number is 8. If the second number is subtracted from twice the first number, the result is 3. What are the numbers?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 335320: The sum of three times a first number, and twice a second number is 8. If the second number is subtracted from twice the first number, the result is 3. What are the numbers?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15646)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The sum of three times a first number, and twice a second number is 8. If the second number is subtracted from twice the first number, the result is 3. What are the numbers? : Let x = "the first number" Let y = "the 2nd number" : Write an equation for each statement: : "The sum of three times a first number, and twice a second number is 8." 3x + 2y = 8 (from this it becomes clear that x=2, y=1, or one of the numbers is negative) : "If the second number is subtracted from twice the first number, the result is 3." 2x - y = 3 From this we can see that x = 2, y = 1