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2016-01-13T21:48:08+08:00
15 Is the smaller number and the other number is 60 because the 1/4 of 60 is 15. Then 15 + 60 = 75
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2016-01-14T02:35:23+08:00
Bigger number = x
smaller number number = x/4

x/4 + x = 75

(4) x/4 + (4) x = 75 (4)   ⇒  multiply each term by LCD 4

x + 4x = 300

5x = 300

5x/5 = 300/5

x = 60

The numbers are:
bigger number, x = 60
smaller number, x/4 = 60/4 = 15

Add the numbers to check:  
60 + 15 = 75
75 = 75


ANSWER:  The smaller number is 15.
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