# SOLUTION: The sum of 2 numbers is 45,2/3 of the smaller number is greater than 1/5 of the larger number by 4. Find the two numbers.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems Question 467909: The sum of 2 numbers is 45,2/3 of the smaller number is greater than 1/5 of the larger number by 4. Find the two numbers.Answer by ptaylor(2048)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x=the smaller number Then 45-x=the larger number Now we are told that: (2/3)x=(1/5)(45-x)+4 multiply each term by 15 10x=3(45-x)+60 get rid of parens 10x=135-3x+60 add 3x to each side 10x+3x=135-3x+3x+60 collect like terms 13x=195 x=15------------------smaller number 45-x=45-15=30 larger number CK (2/3)*15=(1/5)*30+4 10=10 Hope this helps---ptaylor