# The difference between two numbers is 26 and one number is three times the other. Find the numbers.

The pair of linear equations formed is:

a – b = 26 … (1)

a = 3b … (2)

We substitute value of a in equation (1), to get

3b – b = 26

2b = 26

b = 13

Substituting value of b in equation (2),

a = 3(13)

a = 39

The numbers are 13 and 39.

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