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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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