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Posted by on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 6:00am.

The sum of two numbers is 103, the larger number is 1 more than 5 times the smaller number.

use x=smaller number
y=larger number

  • advance algebra - , Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7:55am

    y = (1 + 5 x)
    x + y = 103

    x + (1 + 5 x) = 103

    6 x + 1 = 103

    6 x = 102

    x = 17
    y = (1 + 5 x) = 1 + 85 = 86

    check
    17 + 86 = ?

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