# The sum of two numbers is 4. Twice the larger is 11 more than the smaller. How do you find the smaller number?

##### 1 Answer

The smaller number is

#### Explanation:

Considering the two numbers as

From the first equation, we can determine a value for

Subtract

In the second equation, substitute

Open the brackets and simplify. The product of a positive and a negative is a negative.

Add

Subtract

Divide both sides by

In the first equation, substitute

Open the brackets and simplify. The product of a positive and a negative is a negative.

Add