SOLUTION: The larger of two numbers is twice the smaller. I the larger is decreased by ten, the result is five more than the smaller. Find the numbers.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 238737: The larger of two numbers is twice the smaller. I the larger is decreased by ten, the result is five more than the smaller. Find the numbers.Answer by JimboP1977(308)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x = larger number y = smaller number x = 2y (1) x-10 = 5y (2) (2) - (1) -10 = 3y y = -10/3 x = -20/3