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#### bergausstein

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- Jul 30, 2013

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if the greater of two numbers is one more than twice the smaller and the smaller is x, what is the bigger? if the bigger is x, what is the smaller number?

my answer to the first part is 2x+1.

but i don't know how to represent the second condition in a mathematical form.

and can you also give me the meaning of this phrase "there are twice as many x as there are y." or at least give an equivalent interpretation of it.

thanks.

my answer to the first part is 2x+1.

but i don't know how to represent the second condition in a mathematical form.

and can you also give me the meaning of this phrase "there are twice as many x as there are y." or at least give an equivalent interpretation of it.

thanks.

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