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.
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.
The sum of two number is 18 ---> x + y = 18Originally 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