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One positive number is one-fifth of another number. The difference between the two numbers is 260, find the numbers.

 Feb 18, 2020
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Let x be the smaller number  and y  the larger....so.....

 

x = (1/5)y     (1)

y - x  = 260    (2)

 

Sub (1) into (2)

 

y - (1/5)y =  260    simplify

 

(4/5)y  = 260

 

y =260 (5/4)

 

y = 325

 

x = (1/5)(325)   = 65 

 

 

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 Feb 18, 2020

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