SOLUTION: One number is five more than another number. Their sum is 285. what are they? 5x+x=258 6x=258 6x/6=258/6 x=47.5 5x 5(47.5) 237.5

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 Question 97467: One number is five more than another number. Their sum is 285. what are they? 5x+x=258 6x=258 6x/6=258/6 x=47.5 5x 5(47.5) 237.5 Answer by mathslover(135)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!You got the equation wrong. The qustion says one number is 5 more than the other which can be writen as x + 5 (and not 5x which means 5 times the other number) where x is the first number now it's pretty easy to solve x+ x+ 5 =285 2x = 280 x= 145 and x+5 =145 numbers are 140 and 145