The second of two numbers is 5 more than twice the first. The sum of the numbers is 44. How do you find the numbers?
You have two unknown numbers, we shall name them
Then we look at the information about these unknowns that is given, and write them out to get a picture of the situation.
The second number, which we have called
The next piece of information states that the sum of
Now we have two equations to work off.
We then get
Now we know the value of
We take the 2nd equation, and plug in