# 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?

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Sep 30, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

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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