The sum of two numbers is 48. If one third of one number is 5 greater than one sixth of another number, which of the following is the smaller number?
6
26
22
42

The sum of two numbers is 48. If one third of one number is 5 greater than one sixth of another number, which of the following is the smaller number?
6
26
22
42

Let the 2 numbers be x and y. x + y = 48- >(1); 1/3x = 5 + 1/6y- >(2); Multiplying (2) by 6, we get: 2x = 30 + y; 2x - y = 30 - >(3); (1) + (3), we get: 3x = 78; x = 26. y = 48 - 26 = 22. The smaller number is 22.

The sum of two numbers is 48. If one third of one number is 5 greater than one sixth of another number, which of the following is the smaller number? 6 26 22 42

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