# SOLUTION: The difference of 2 numbers is 12. Twice the smaller number is equal 3 less than the larger number.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 624856: The difference of 2 numbers is 12. Twice the smaller number is equal 3 less than the larger number.Answer by oscargut(891)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Solution: Let x = smallest number Let y = greatest number 2x = y-3 y-x = 12 Then: y = x+12 2x = x+12-3 2x-x = 9 x = 9 y = 9+12 = 21 Answer: x = 9, y = 21 If you have any doubt or if you have more problems my e-mail is: mthman@gmail.com