# SOLUTION: the sum of two numbers is 57. If the larger number is increased by 3 it is equal 4 times the smaller number

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Evaluation Word Problems Question 360092: the sum of two numbers is 57. If the larger number is increased by 3 it is equal 4 times the smaller numberFound 2 solutions by mananth, ewatrrr:Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the sum of two numbers is 57. If the larger number is increased by 3 it is equal 4 times the smaller number ... if one number is x the other will be 57-x .. x+3=4(57-x) x+3=188-4x 5x=188-3 5x=185 /5 x=37 other number = 57-37=20 ... m.ananth@hotmail.ca Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!``` Hi, Let x represent the larger number. Then the other number is (57-x) write as we read*** x+ 3 = 4(57-x) solve x+ 3 = 228 - 4x 5x = 225 x = 45 the larger number, smaller number is 12 checking our answer 48 = 4*12 ```