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Smaller part: x
larger part:  2x + 3
Total:  51

Equation (Add):

     x + 2x + 3 = 51
     3x + 3 = 51
     3x = 51 - 3
     3x = 48
     3x/3 = 48/3
     x = 16

The parts are (substitute 16 for x):
     smaller part: x = 16
     larger part: 2 (16) + 3 = 35

ANSWER:  The two parts are 16 and 35.

Check:
     16 + 35 = 51
     51 = 51 (true)
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