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Find two consecutive even numbers such that the difference of one-half the larger number and two-fifths the smaller number is equal to five. 38 and 40 40 and 42 42 and 44 Thank you!

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  1. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Hmm I see. You may check from the options.

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  2. ParthKohli Group Title
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    \(\Large \color{MidnightBlue}{\Rightarrow {1 \over 2}x - {2 \over 5}(x - 1) = 5 }\)

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  3. A.Avinash_Goutham Group Title
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    38 nd 40

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  4. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Nope. Not correct.

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  5. ParthKohli Group Title
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    To get a whole number 5, the smaller number must be divisible by 5, or else you get a fraction/decimal

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  6. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Basically the bigger one must be divisible by 2 and the smaller one by 5.

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  7. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    It's not 38 and 40 parth?

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  8. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Nope. 38 is not divisible by 5.

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  9. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    So I see. Thank you.

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  10. ParthKohli Group Title
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    One of these options have the smaller number divisible by 5.

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  11. ParthKohli Group Title
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    If my answer confused you, then solve the equation I gave, or check it by multiplying the bigger one by 1/2 and smaller one by 2/5 then subtracting them.

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  12. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    Thank you ParthKohli, for all the help.

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  13. ParthKohli Group Title
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    =)

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  14. simplicity Group Title
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    40 and 42 will be the correct answer the equation will be\[x/2-2(x-2)/5=5\]

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  15. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Oh no yeah you're correct

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  16. ParthKohli Group Title
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    Even numbers.

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  17. ParthKohli Group Title
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    But I was correct about divisible by 5 part

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  18. ShotGunGirl Group Title
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    Thank you both<3

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