the sumeof two numbers is twenty seven

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the sum of two numbers is twenty seven. Four times the smaller is equal to two times the larger

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let the smaller number be x and the larger number be y

the first statement; x+y=27

the second statement; 4x=2y

from the second statement, we make y subject of the equation. This will give us y=2x

substituting y=2x in the first statement, it becomes; x+2x=27;  3x=27 we then solve for the value of x by dividing both sides by 3. Thus x=9

using the expression y=2x ; we substitute the value of x. therefore y=2 x 9 =18

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the smaller number is 9 and the larger number is 18

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