Two unknown numbers

One number is 2 less than a second number. Twice the second number is 14 less than 5 times the first. Find the two numbers.

Correct answer:

a =  6
b =  8

Step-by-step explanation:


a = b-2
2b = 5a - 14

a = b-2
2•b = 5•a - 14

a-b = -2
5a-2b = 14

a = 6
b = 8

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