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1) The larger of two numbers is one less than three times the smaller. If three times the larger is 5 more than eight times the smaller, find the numbers.

This is what I came up with:

smaller number: x

larger number: 3x - 1

3(3x - 1) + 5 = 8x

answer -2. Is that right?

Also can you check the following for me:

2) Jose is four years older than Catherine. If four times Catherine's age is substracted from 5 times Jose's age, the difference if 32 years. Find the ages of each.

catherine's age: x

jose's age: x + 4

5(x + 4) - 4x = 32

Answer x = 12, so Catherine is 12 and José is 16.

Did I do this one right?

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!