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# The number 24 is divided into two parts such that the

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The number 24 is divided into two parts such that the difference between 6 times the first part and 8 times the second part is equal to three-fourths of 24. What is the difference between the first part and the second part?

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13 Mar 2004, 19:11
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X + Y = 24
6X - 8Y = 0.75 * 24 = 18
Solve the above equation for X and Y
X - Y = 6
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