# SOLUTION: One number is 4 more than another, and their sum is 60. What is the smaller number?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 302367: One number is 4 more than another, and their sum is 60. What is the smaller number? Answer by unlockmath(1614)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hello, Let x be the number so the equation will be: x+(x+4)=60 Rewritten as: 2x+4=60 Subtract 4 and divide by 2 from both sides to get: x=28 There we go. Make sense? RJ Check out a book I wrote: www.math-unlock.com