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Posted by **Amy** on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 5:23pm.

The sum of two numbers is 26.4. One number is five times the other number. Find the numbers.

It's probably:

x+y=26.4

x=5y

But, I could be wrong and I don't know where to go from there.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 5:31pm5y + y = 26.4

6y = 26.4

y = 26.4/6

y = 4.4

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Let's see if that's right.

4.4 + (5*4.4) = 26.4

4.4 + 22 = 26.4

Right!

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**Amy**, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 5:35pmthanks! that's really helpful

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 5:43pmYou're welcome.

Remember that you had the right start. :-)

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