# SOLUTION: the sum of two numbers is 10. the first number is 2/3 the second. what are the numbers?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 491837: the sum of two numbers is 10. the first number is 2/3 the second. what are the numbers?Answer by ptth176(50)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the first number=x the second number=y x+y=10(1) x=2/3y(2) (1)&(2)=>2/3y+y=10 =>5/3y=10 =>y=6 =>x=4 Finally,the first number=4 the second number=6