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The sum of two positive integers is 42. When the smaller integer is subtracted from twice the larger the result is 24. Find the two integers

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Let the integers be x and y.
Given that:
x+y=42
2y-x=24
Add both equations.
3y=66
y=66/3
y=22
Substitute the value of in the first equation.
x+22=42
x=42-22
x=20
Hence the integers are 22 and 20.

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