# Write the Let/Then and set up the equation solve the equation and solve the following problems. One number is five larger than another number. Together they are 47. What are the two numbers?

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Aug 5, 2018

Set up two equations

Let X equal the first number

Let Y equal the second number

Putting the value of x into the second equation gives

Combine the X terms and subtract 5 from both sides

This gives

Divide both sides by 2

Solve for Y