The sum of two numbers is 52. If three times the smaller number is subtracted from the larger number, the result is 8. Find the two numbers.

x +y = 52

y - 3x = 8

y = 3x +8

so x + 3x +8 = 52

4x +8 = 52

4x = 44

x = 11

so y = 41

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