Answer :

Let the smaller number be x.

The difference between the two numbers = 8.


The bigger number = x + 8.


According to the given condition,


(x + 8) + 2 = 3x


x + 8 + 2 = 3x


x + 10 = 3x


10 = 3x – x (Transposing x to RHS)


10 = 2x


= x (Transposing 2 to LHS)


5 = x


x = 5


The smaller number = x = 5


The bigger number = x + 8 = 5 + 8 = 13


The two numbers are 5 and 13.


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