1. ## Not understanding....

One positive number is 5 times another number. The difference between the two numbers is 892, find the numbers.

The two numbers in increasing order are __________ and ____________ .

^ I'm not understanding exactly what they're asking for.. I tried to translate the expression then solving for x, but the answer I got wasn't right, so can someone please walk me through the steps. : /

2. ## Re: Not understanding....

Originally Posted by Rosestar
One positive number is 5 times another number. The difference between the two numbers is 892, find the numbers.
The two numbers in increasing order are __________ and ____________ .
From the give we know
$y-x=892~\&~y=5x~.$ Solve that.

3. ## Re: Not understanding....

Originally Posted by Rosestar
One positive number is 5 times another number. The difference between the two numbers is 892, find the numbers.

The two numbers in increasing order are __________ and ____________ .

^ I'm not understanding exactly what they're asking for.. I tried to translate the expression then solving for x, but the answer I got wasn't right, so can someone please walk me through the steps. : /
Let $n$ be the number then the other number is $5n$

We are told that their difference is $5n-n=892$
Can you finish from here?

4. ## Re: Not understanding....

ok, I understand.....,
5x -x =892
4x/4 , 892/4
X= 223

but would the two numbers they're asking for be 5 and 223?

5. ## Re: Not understanding....

Originally Posted by TheEmptySet
Let $n$ be the number then the other number is $5n$

We are told that their difference is $5n-n=892$
Can you finish from here?

5n-5n=892

4n/4 and 892/4

n= 223, but I don't know which of this numbers to log in?.. Do I have to multiply 5(223) to get the other increasing number?

6. ## Re: Not understanding....

Ok, I got it. Nevermind, Thank You : )!