# There are two numbers whose sum is 72.One number is twice the other.what are the numbers?

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2014-11-17T16:39:05+08:00

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Let x be the 1st number

If one number is twice of the other and their sum is 72 then the equation would be,

X + 2X = 72
3x=72
x=72/3
x=24

then the 1st number (x) is 24.
the second number is 24(2) = 48

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2014-11-17T22:45:25+08:00

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Let:
x=first number
2x=second number

x+2x=72
3x=72
x=24

First number is 24, second number is 48