I am trying to remember how to do this. It is a word problem, here it is

The sum of two numbers is 18. The differnce between four times the smaller number and seven is equal to the sum of two times the larger number and five. Find the two numbers.

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- July 20th 2005, 06:43 PMkatykonasBasic Algebra Help Please
I am trying to remember how to do this. It is a word problem, here it is

The sum of two numbers is 18. The differnce between four times the smaller number and seven is equal to the sum of two times the larger number and five. Find the two numbers. - July 20th 2005, 08:32 PMMath HelpQuote:

Originally Posted by**katykonas**

The difference between four times the smaller number and seven is equal to the sum of two times the larger number and five.

-->4x-7=2y-5

now you have two independant simultaneaous equations and two unknowns so it is solvable. If you need more help let me know - July 21st 2005, 12:01 AMJamilwormQuote:

Originally Posted by**Math Help**