One number is 2 less than another. If 4 times the larger is subtracted from 5 times the smaller, the result is 10. What are the numbers?
Define the two numbers first.
Let the smaller number be
The larger number is
The main operation is subtraction. Look for "FROM"
"5 times the smaller number - 4 times bigger gives the answer 10"
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