# The difference between the two numbers is 0.8. Find these numbers if they are 5: 3

September 30, 2021 | education

| To solve this task, we need to create an equation. Let one part be equal to – x, then the first number is 5x, and the second number is 3x. Knowing that the difference between these numbers is 0.8, we will compose an equation. Since the difference is a positive number, it means that we subtract the smaller one from the larger number.

5x-3x = 0.8;

2x = 0.8;

x = 0.8 / 2;

x = 0.4;

The first number is 0.4 * 5 = 2, and the second number is 0.4 * 3 = 1.2.

Answer: 2, 1.2.

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