Posted by **serg** on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 8:53pm.

I don't know how to get answer for problem The larger of two numbers is 20 more than the smaller. Four times the larger is 70 more than 5 times the smaller. find the numbers

- 9th grade algebra -
**PsyDAG**, Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 3:59am
Let L stand for the larger and S stand for the smaller.

From the second sentence, you know that L = S + 20.

From the second sentence, you know

4L = 5S + 70

Substitute S + 20 for L in the second equation. Solve for S. Put value of S in the first equation to solve for L. Check answers by putting both values in the second equation.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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