The difference between two numbers is 55.

Four times the smaller number plue five times the large number is 176. What are the two numbers?

I have tried setting up two different equations.

The first part I figured to be x-y=55

The second part is 4s+5L=176

I tried to solve for s giving me 44, but then that would make my answer a negative and it is not.

Please help! What am I doing wrong?