# One number is 4 less than 3 times a second number. If 3 more than two times the first number is decreased by 2 times the second number, the result is 11. Use the substitution method. What is the first number?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

One number is 4 less than

3 times

the second number

If 3 more

than two times the first number

is decreased by

2 times the second number

the result is 11

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Substitute for

Multiplying out the brackets

Add 5 to both sides

Divide both sides by 4

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Substitute

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Check: One number is 4 less than 3 times the second number