# A number x is 4 less than three times another number y. If their sum is increased by 5, the result is 25. Find both the numbers.

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## Answer: The two numbers are 14 and 6.

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**Explanation:**

Given, two numbers x and y.

**From the condition: ‘number x is 4 less than three times another number y’:**

x = 3y - 4

**Again, it’s given that: ‘if their sum is increased by 5, the result is 25’:**

x + y + 5 = 25

**Substituting the value of x in the second equation:**

3y - 4 + y + 5 = 25

4y + 1 = 25

4y = 24

**y = 6**

**Substituting the value of y in the first equation:**

x = (3 × 6) - 4

x = 18 - 4 = 14

### Thus, the two numbers are 14 and 6.

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