Posted by Joel on October 14, 2002 at 15:26:52:
In Reply to: I got the last two mixed up sorry, I corrected them here posted by Desire on October 14, 2002 at 01:01:48:
: : 20) one number is twice another #. If u take one-fourth of the lesser # and subtract it from the greater # u get 21 find the leser # and the greater #??
: x = 2y if x = 2y which one is the lesser, x or y?
"take one-fourth of the lesser and subtract it from the greater"
: (x/4)-2y=21 is that what you're doing here?
: (2y/4)-2y = 21
: y = 8
: so the lesser would be 4 since 4 = (8/2) and the greater would be 8.
Post a Followup