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# The sum of two numbers is 231. The larger is twice the smaller. What are the numbers?

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Let x be the larger number.

Let y be the smaller number.

We're given two equations:

- x + y = 231
- x = 2y

Substitute (2) into (1) for x:

2y + y = 231

3y = 231

Type this into our math solver and get

y = 77

This means x is:

x = 2(77)

x =

**154**