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The sum of two numbers is 36, and one of the numbers is three times the other. find the two numbers

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The two numbers are 9 and 27.

Solution:
Suppose the two numbers are x and y, then,

x + y = 36 ---------1
and
x = 3y -------------2

Solving equation 1 and 2...

3y+y=36 => 4y=36 => y = 9
x + 9 = 36 => x = 27

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