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2016-06-25T23:49:56+08:00
Smaller number: x
Larger number: 2x + 3

Equation:
2x+3 + x = 24
3x + 3 = 24
3x = 24-3
3x = 21
3x/3 = 21/3
x = 7

ANSWER:  The smaller number is 7.

Check:
Smaller number:x = 7
Larger number: 2(7) + 3 = 17

7 + 17 = 24
24 = 24   (True)
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