# The sum of two numbers is 41. One number is less than twice the other. How do you find the larger of the two numbers?

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Jun 28, 2015

#### Answer:

The conditions are not restrictive enough. Even assuming positive integers the larger number can be any number in the range

#### Explanation:

Let the numbers be

Assume

So one of

So if

Also

Putting these together, we get

The other condition that one number is less than twice the other is always satisfied, since