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    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. : /
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    Re: Not understanding....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosestar View Post
    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.
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    Re: Not understanding....

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosestar View Post
    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?
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    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?
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    Re: Not understanding....

    Quote Originally Posted by TheEmptySet View Post
    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?
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    Re: Not understanding....

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