One number is 4 more than another number. Find the two numbers if two times the larger number is less than five times the small number. How do I work this problem?

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To learn how to set up and solve this sort of exercise, tryOne number is 4 more than another number. Find the two numbers if two times the larger number is less than five times the small number. How do I work this problem?

Once you have studied the lesson and learned the basic terms and techniques, please attempt the exercise using the methodology explained there:

i) The "one number" is defined in terms of "another number", so pick a variable for "another number".

ii) Using this variable,

By the way, I think there is a typo in what you have posted, since it results in an inequality ("is less than") rather than an equation.