# college algebra

One positive number is one-fifth of another number. The difference between the two numbers is 200, find the numbers.

Im not sure how to approach this problem

x-1/5 = x+200 ?
I also keep wanting to divided 200/5 .. Please help Im all over the place not sure what to do

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1. M-n=200
M=n/5

n/5-n=200
-4/5n=200 notice it is negative, so this solution cannot be allowed, So we change the second equation to

M/5=n
Now
M-M/5=200
4/5 M=200
M=250
and n=50

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