# SOLUTION: the sum of two numbers is 10. twice the larger number minus the smaller number is 15 . what are the numbers?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on test Question 392233: the sum of two numbers is 10. twice the larger number minus the smaller number is 15 . what are the numbers?Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi sum of two numbers is 10 Let x and (10-x) represent the larger and smaller number respectively Question States***Write as we Read 2x - (10-x) = 15 Solving for x 2x - 10 + x = 15 3x = 25 x = 25/3 or 8 1/3, the larger. The smaller 1 2/3 or 5/3 (10- 8 1/3) CHECKING our Answer 2*(25/3) - 5/3 = 50/3 - 5/3 = 45/3 = 15 ```