# SOLUTION: The problem is the following: One number is four less than three times another. If their sum is increased by five, the result is twenty-five. Find the numbers. I thought that

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 Question 212072: The problem is the following: One number is four less than three times another. If their sum is increased by five, the result is twenty-five. Find the numbers. I thought that maybe the equation would be x=3x-4 but it just doesn't work, then another way I thought would work would be x-4<3x but I don't know where to go from thier. I've been on this problem for an hour looking online for some help. I even went through a 40 minute free lesson online. It was too simple too help me though. Hopefully you can help me!Answer by rfer(12678)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Give this a try. (3x-4)+x=25-5 4x=24 x=6 3x-4=14