x = second number

4x - 7 = first number ← the first is 7 less than 4 times the second

6x = 2(4x - 7) + 2 ← six times second is two more than twice first

6x = 8x - 14 + 2 ← distributive property

6x = 8x - 12 ← combined like terms

-2x = -12 ← subtracted 8x from each side

x = 6 ← divided each side by -2

4x - 7 = 17 ← substituted 6 for x into first number description

first number is 17

second number is 6

- Proof

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