The sum of twice a first number and five times a second number is 99. If the second number is subtracted from five times the first number the result is 45. Find the numbers
Let f be the first number and s the second.
5f -s =45
Multiply the first equation by 5 and the second by 2 to get
10f -2s= 90
Subtract to get
27s=405, or s=15 and from the second equation 5f=60 or f=12