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Suppose the two numbers are m and k. The second sentence is easy to put into the form of an equation
What about the first sentence, "One number is two less than six times another number." If the first number is the one we called m and the second k then this says
or
or finally
Take this value of m and substitute it for m in the first equation
Hence 7k = 49 and thus k = 7. Since m + k = 51 we then have m = 44.
Now try your problem,  


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