# The sum of two numbers is 32. One of the numbers is 4 less than 5 times the other. How do you find the two numbers?

##### 2 Answers

Oct 29, 2016

x=6 y=26

#### Explanation:

x+y=32 y=5x-4 x+(5x-4)=32 x+5x-4=32 6x=36 x=6 y=32-x y=32-6 y=26

Oct 29, 2016

Let x represent the unknown number.

#### Explanation:

Hence, one of the number is 6 and the other, since it is *4 less than 5 times the other*, it would be

And the second number is 26.