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Week 8 Review: Answers and Solutions

These are the solutions and answers to the problems in Week 8 Review on Number Problems.

Problem 1

One number is 3 more than the other. Their sum is 27. What are the numbers?

Let x – smaller number
x + 3 – larger number

Their sum is 27, so
x + (x + 3) = 27
2x + 3 = 27
2x = 27 – 3
2x = 24
x = 24/2
x = 12 (smaller number)
x + 3 = 15 (larger number).

Problem 2
One number is 5 less than the other. Their sum is 51. What are the numbers?

Let x – larger number
x – 5 –  smaller number

And their sum is 51. So,

x + (x – 5) = 51
2x – 5 = 51
2x = 51 + 5
2x = 56
x = 56/2
x = 28 (larger number)
x – 5 = 28 – 5 = 23 (smaller number).

Answer: 23 and 28

Problem 3

One number is 3 times the other number. Their sum is 48. What are the numbers?

Let x – smaller number
3x – larger number

And their sum is 48. So,

x + 3x = 48
4x = 48
x = 48/4
x = 12(1st number)

2nd number = 3x
3(12) = 36

Answer: 12 and 36

Problem 4
One number is 5 times the other number. Their difference is 52. What are the numbers?

Let x – smaller number
5x – larger number

And their difference is 52. So,

5x – x = 52
4x = 52
x = 52/4
x = 13 (smaller number)
5x = 5(13) = 65.

Checking: -13 – (-65)
-13 + (65) = 52

Answer: 13 and 65

Problem 5
The sum of three numbers is 36. The second number is 5 more than the first number and the third number is 8 less than the first number. What are the three numbers?

Let x – 1st number
x + 5 – 2nd number
x – 8 – 3rd number

Their sum is 36. So,
x + (x + 5) + (x – 8) = 36
3x – 3 = 36
3x = 36 + 3
3x = 39
x = 13 (1st number)
2nd number = x + 5 => (13) + 5 => 18
3rd number = x – 8 => (13) – 8 => 5

Checking: 13 + 18 + 5 = 36

Problem 6

The sum of three numbers is 98. The second number is twice the first number and the third number twice the second number. What are the three numbers?

14, 28 & 56

Let x = 1st number
2x = 2nd number (twice the first)
2(2x)=3rd number (twice the second)

And their sum is 98. So,

x + (2x) + 2(2x) = 98
x + 2x + 4x =98
7x = 98
x = 98/7
x = 14 (1st number)

2nd number = 2x => 2(14) => 28

3rd number = 2(2x) => 2(2(14)) => 2(28) => 56

Problem 7

One number is two more than thrice the other. Their sum is 26. What are the two numbers?

Let x – 1st number
3x + 2 = 2nd number (two more than thrice the other)

And their sum is 26.

x + (3x + 2) = 26
4x + 2 = 26
4x = 26 – 2
4x = 24
x = 24/4
x = 6 (1st number)

2nd number = (3x + 2) => 3(6) + 2 => 18 + 2 => 20

Answer: 6 and 20

Problem 8

One number is thrice the other. When 3 is added to the larger and 7 is subtracted from the smaller, their sum becomes 32. What are the two numbers?

Let x – smaller number
3x – larger number (thrice the other)

When 3 is added to larger number… = 3x + 3

…and 7 is subtracted to smaller = x – 7

Their sum becomes 32. So,

(3x + 3) + (x – 7) = 32
4x – 4 = 32
4x = 32 + 4
4x = 36
x = 36/4
x = 9(smaller number)

Larger number = 3x = 3(9) = 27

Checking:
When 3 is added to larger number = 27 + 3 = 30
And 7 is subtracted to smaller number = 9-7 = 2

Their sum is 32 = 30 + 2 = 32

Answer: 9 and 27

Problem 9

The sum of two consecutive numbers is 91. What are the two numbers?

Let x – first number
x + 1 – 2nd number

x + (x + 1) = 91
2x + 1 = 91
2x = 91 – 1
2x = 90
x = 90/2
x = 45 (1st number)

2nd number => x + 1 => 45 + 1 => 46

Answer: 45 and 46

Problem 10
The sum of two positive consecutive EVEN integers is 66. What are the two numbers?

Let x – 1st number
x + 2 = 2nd number

x + (x + 2) = 66
2x + 2 = 66
2x = 66 – 2
2x = 64
x = 64/2
x = 32 (1st number)

2nd number => x + 2 => 32 + 2 => 34

Answer: 32 and 34

PCSR Problem 11

The sum of two positive consecutive ODD integers is 36. What are the two numbers?

Let x – 1st odd number
x + 2 – 2nd odd number

And their sum is 36.

x + (x + 2) = 36
2x + 2 = 36
2x = 36-2
2x = 34
x = 34/2
x = 17(1st number)
x + 2 = 17 + 2 = 19 (2nd number)

Checking:

17 + 19 = 36
And 17 and 19 are both odd numbers

Answer: 17 and 19

Problem 12

The sum of three positive consecutive ODD integers is 81. What are the three integers?

Let x – 1st odd integer
x + 2 – 2nd odd integer
x + 4 – 3rd odd integer

Their sum is 81.

x + (x + 2) + (x + 4) = 81
3x + 6 = 81
3x = 81 – 6
3x = 75
x = 75/3
x = 25 (1st int)

2nd int = (x + 2) => 25 + 2 => 27
3rd int = (x + 4) => 25 + 4 => 29

Checking:

25 + 27 + 29 = 81
They are consecutive ODD integers.

Answer: 25, 27 & 29

Problem 13

The sum of the smallest and the largest of five positive consecutive integers is 108. What is the third integer?

Let x – 1st integer
x + 1 = 2nd integer
x + 2 = 3rd integer
x + 3 = 4th integer
x + 4 = 5th integer

Since the sum of the first and the fifth is 108,

x + (x + 4) = 108
2x + 4 = 108
2x = 108 – 4
2x = 104
x = 104/2
x = 52 (smallest number).

2nd int. => (x + 1) => 52 + 1 => 53
3rd int => ( x + 2) => 52 + 2 => 54
4th int. => (x + 3) => 52 + 3 => 55
5th int. => (x + 4) => 52 + 4 => 56

Since we are looking for the third integer, the answer is 54.

Problem 14
The average of four positive consecutive EVEN integers is 19. What is the largest integer?

Let x – 1st even integer
x + 2 = 2nd even integer
x + 4 = 3rd even integer
x + 6 = 4th even integer

Their average is 19.

(x + (x + 2) + (x + 4) + (x + 6))/4 = 19
(4x + 12)/4 = 19

Multiplying both sides of the equation by 4,

4x + 12 = 19(4)
4x + 12 = 76
4x = 76 – 12
4x = 64
x = 64/4
x = 16(1st even int).

2nd even int. = x + 2 => 16 + 2 => 18
3rd even int. = x + 4 => 16 + 4 => 20
4th even int. = x + 6 => 16 + 22 => 22

Checking:

(16 + 18 + 20 + 22)/4 = 19
(76)/4 = 19
19 = 19

Answer: 22(largest number)

PCSR Problem 15
The average of seven positive consecutive integers is 31. What is the smallest integer?

Let x – 1st integer
x + 1 = 2nd integer
x + 2 = 3rd integer
x + 3 = 4th integer
x + 4 = 5th integer
x + 5 = 6th integer
x + 6 = 7th integer

Their average is 31.

(x + (x + 1) + (x + 2) + (x +3) + (x + 4) + (x + 5) + (x + 6))/7 = 31
(7x + 21)/7 = 31
7x + 21 = 31(7)
7x + 21 = 217
7x = 217 – 21
7x = 196
x = 196/7
x = 28(1st integer)

2nd int. = x + 1 => 28 + 1 => 29
3rd int. = x + 2 => 28 + 2 => 30
4th int. = x + 3 => 28 + +3 => 31
5th int. = x + 4 => 28 + 4 => 32
6th int. = x + 5 => 28 + 5 => 33
7th int. = x + 6 => 29 + 6 => 34

Checking:
(28 + 29 + 30 + 31 + 32 + 33 + 34)/7 = 31
217/7 = 31
31 = 31

Since we are looking for the smallest integer, the answer is 28.

Week 8 Review: Practice Exercises and Problems

After learning how to solve number problems, let’s have some practice exercises.

Week 8 Review: Practice Exercises and Problems

1.) One number is 3 more than the other. Their sum is 27. What are the numbers?

2.) One number is 5 less than the other. Their sum is 51. What are the numbers?

3.) One number is 3 times the other number. Their sum is 48. What are the numbers?

4.) One number is 5 times the other number. Their difference is 52. What are the numbers?

5.) The sum of three numbers is 36. The second number is 5 more than the first number and the third number is 8 less than the first number. What are the three numbers?

6.) The sum of three numbers is 98. The second number is twice the first number and the third number twice the second number. What are the three numbers?
7.) One number is two more than thrice the other. Their sum is 26. What are the two numbers?

8.) One number is thrice the other. When 3 is added to the larger and 7 is subtracted from the smaller, their sum becomes 32. What are the two numbers?

9.) The sum of two positive consecutive numbers is 91. What are the two numbers?

10.) The sum of two positive consecutive EVEN integers is 66. What are the two numbers?

11. ) The sum of two positive consecutive ODD integers is 36. What are the two numbers?

12.) The sum of three positive consecutive ODD integers is 81. What are the three integers?

13.) The sum of the smallest and the largest of five positive consecutive integers is 108. What is the third integer?

14.) The average of four positive consecutive EVEN integers is 19. What is the largest integer?

15.) The average of seven positive consecutive integers is 31. What is the smallest integer?

Enjoy solving!

Video Series: How to Solve Number Problems Mentally

Last year, I have written a tutorial on How to Solve Number Problems Mentally. This article has been turned into a math tutorial video in Youtube under the Sipnayan channel. Sipnayan is a Youtube Channel which contains math tutorial videos in Tagalog.

Embedded below are the three videos in the series.

Part 1 solves the following problem:

One number is 3 more than the other. Their sum is 45. What are the numbers?

Part 2 solves the following problem:

The sum of two numbers is 53. One number is 7 less than the other. What are the numbers?

Part 3 solves the following problem:

One number is twice the other number. Their sum is 45. What are the numbers?

Enjoy learning. If you have questions or comments, please type them below.

How to Solve Consecutive Number Problems Part 3

This is the third part of the Solving Consecutive Number Problems Series. In this post, we solve more problems about consecutive numbers. We have already discussed four problems in the first part and second part of this series, so we start with the fifth example.

Example 5

There are 3 consecutive odd numbers. Twice the smallest number is one more than the largest. What are the numbers?

Solution

In the first post in this series, we have learned that odd numbers increase by 3 (e.g. 7, 9, and 11). So, let

x = the smallest odd number

x + 2 = the second odd number

x + 4 = the largest odd number. Continue Reading

How to Solve Age Problems Part 1

After a series of tutorials on word problems involving numbers, we now move to learning on how to solve word problems involving age. Age problems are very similar to number problems, so if you have finished reading The Number Word Problem Series, then it will be easier for you to solve the following age problems.

Example 1

Benjie is thrice as old as his son Cedric. The sum of their ages is 64. How old are both of them?

Scratch Work

This is one of those age problems that are very similar to number problems. Let’s take a specific case. If Cedric is say 8 years old, then Benji is 3(8) years old. This means that if Cedric is x years old, then Benjie is 3x. If we add their ages, the result is 64. Continue Reading

How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 2

This is the second part of the the Solving Number  Word Problems Series. In this part, we will discuss how to solve various number problems.  Note that some of these problems are not really number problems per se, but the strategy in solving them is technically the same. You could say that they are really “number problems in disguise.”

We already had three problems in the first part of this series, so let’s solve the fourth problem.

Problem 4

If 8 is subtracted from three times a number, then the result is 34. What is the number? Continue Reading

How to Solve Number Word Problems Part 1

In the previous post, we have learned How to Solve Number Problems Mentally. In this post, we are going to solve the same word problems algebraically. The objective of this post is for you to be able to learn how to set up equations based on given problems. Once you know how to set up equations for easy problems, it will be easier for you to do so using harder problems which we will discuss in the latter parts of this series. Note that before solving these problems, it is already assumed that you know how to solve equations.

Problem 1

One number is 3 more than the other. Their sum is 45. What are the numbers?

Scratch Work

The strategy in solving algebraic problems is to take a specific case. For instance, in the problem above, if one number is say, 5, then the larger number is 5 + 3 because it is 3 greater than the first number. Since we do not know the numbers yet, we can represent the smaller number by x and the larger number by x + 3. Continue Reading