# One number is three less than four times another; their sum is 27. How do you find the numbers?

Oct 31, 2016

6, 21

#### Explanation:

Let $x$ be one of the numbers

$\implies$ the other number $x '$ is $4 x - 3$

$x + 4 x - 3 = 27$
$5 x = 30$
$x = 6$

$\implies x ' = 4 \left(6\right) - 3 = 21$