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- The difference of two numbers is 20% of the larger number.
- Smaller number is 12.
Larger one can be find out in this way.
Let suppose the larger number is y.
20% of the larger number
y x 20/100
The difference of larger and smaller number
y – 12 = y x 20/100 ________ (i)
Through this equation we can easily figure out the value of y (y = 15).
Number = ?
Number = y
According to the given condition
y – 12 = y x 20/100
y – 12 = y x 1/5
5y – 60 = y
5y – y = 60
4y = 60
y = 15
Required Number = 15 answer
The difference of two numbers is 20% of the larger number. If the smaller number is 12, the larger one is 15.