One third of a number added to five thirds of a second number equals to four. Four times the number plus five times the second number is equal to three. Find the smaller number.
Let x and y represent the numbers.
We have the following system of equations:
(1/3)x + (5/3)y = 4
4x + 5y = 3
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x = -3
y = 3
Since -3 < 3 the smaller number is -3.
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