# SOLUTION: The sun of two numbers is 64. Twice the lesser number is five more that the greater number. Find the numbers.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Human-and-algebraic-language Question 16390: The sun of two numbers is 64. Twice the lesser number is five more that the greater number. Find the numbers.Answer by elima(1433)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The sun of two numbers is 64. Twice the lesser number is five more that the greater number. Find the numbers. let x = the lesser number let y = greater number So our equations would be; x+y=64 2x=y+5 Now first we will solve x; x+y=64 y=64-x Now substitute this answer for y into one of the equations; 2x=(64-x)+5 2x=69-x 2x+x=69 3x=69 x=23 So now we have our x, so we can plug it into an equation to get y; 2(23)=y+5 46=y+5 46-5=y 41=y So now we have; x=23 y=41 Don't forget to check your answer! Hope you understand =)