
What are the two numbers.
 the sum of two numbers is 15. 6 times the smaller number is 4 times the larger number .find the two numbers.
 the sum of the two numbers is 28. 2 times the larger number is 5 times the smaller number minus 7. find the two numbers.
Hi,
 15 = 14 + 1 = 13 + 2 = 12 + 3 = ... which of these satisfy the conditions

Mathematics makes you realize how imprecise language can sometimes be:
The above statement could mean:
(2 times the larger number) equals ((5 times the smaller number) minus 7)
28 = 19 + 9, 2*19 = 5*9  7
or
(2 times the larger number) equals (5 times (the smaller number minus 7))
28 = 15 + 13, 2*15 = 5*(137)
Claude
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