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



Answer to a math question 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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