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A number is twice another number. Two less than the bigger number is equal to one more than the smaller number. What are the numbers?

A number is twice another number. Two less than the bigger number is equal to one more than the smaller number. What are the numbers?

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Let x = smaller number 2x = bigger number 2x - 2 = x + 1 2x - x = 2 + 1 x = 3 (smaller number) 2x = 2(3) = 6 (bigger number)