# SOLUTION: find the two numbers whose sum is 27, such that five times the smaller number is one less than three times the larger number

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 Question 426834: find the two numbers whose sum is 27, such that five times the smaller number is one less than three times the larger numberAnswer by eggsarecool(46)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let's call x the smaller number and y the larger number. So we have and Now rearrange the first equation to say and substitute into the second equation. -> -> -> Now that we have plug into to get 50+1=3*y}}}-> -> So your ordered pair is (10,17)