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The larger of two numbers is nine more than four times the smaller number. The sum of the two numbers is fifty-nine. Find the two numbers.

Correct answer:

a =  49
b =  10

Step-by-step explanation:

a = 9 + 4b
a+b = 59

a = 9 + 4•b
a+b = 59

a-4b = 9
a+b = 59

a = 49
b = 10

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