# The second of two numbers is 6 times the first. The sum is 77. How do you find the numbers?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 25, 2018

You should set up two equations.

#### Explanation:

The second of two numbers is

The sum is 77.

You want to set the equations equal to each other, so subtract

Now set them equal:

Add

Divide by

Now plug this into the first equation:

So