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## One number is 8 times as large as another. Their difference is 21. What is the larger number?

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One number is 8 times as large as another. Their difference is 21. What is the larger number?

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2021-08-19T08:55:31+00:00
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Just worked it out the answer is 24

Answer: 24Explanation:

x = smaller number

8x = larger number, since it’s 8 times larger than the smaller

8x-x = 7x = difference of the numbers

That difference is 21, so we can say 7x = 21 which solves to x = 3

The smaller number is 3 and the

larger is8x = 8*3 =24As a check: 24-3 = 21, which confirms the answer.