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Let 1st no. be x and 2nd be y as x is greater than 3x by 2 so x-3y=2.....................(i) as from eq (i) we can observe that y is smaller than x so, 4y-x=5;...............(ii) adding eq (i) and (ii) x-3y=2 -x+4y=5 ⇒4y-3y=7 ⇒y=7 substituting value of y in eq(i) we get x-21=2 ⇒x=23

Let the greater number be x and the smaller number be y. x - 2 = 3y 4y - 5 = x Adding both equations we get: x - 2 + 4y - 5 = 3y + x x - 7 + 4y = 3y + x x - x - 7 = 3y - 4y - 7 = - y (both minus gets cancelled) y = 7 x = 7 * 3 + 2 x = 23 Greater number is 23 and the smaller number is 7.