The sum of two numbers is 51. The smaller number is 5 less than the larger number. What are the numbers?

Guest Feb 21, 2020

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We know that the two numbers add to 51, let's call them x and y

x+y=51

y=51-x

And we know one number is 5 less than the other

y=x+5

We can equate these two eqations

x+5=51-x

2x=46

x=23

Now we know x is 23, we can find y.

y=23+5

y=28

So the numbers are 28 and 23.

Hope this helps!

-C

Guest Feb 21, 2020