Let’s call the two numbers “x” and “y”.

From the problem statement, we know that:

x + y = 40 (equation 1)

and

x – y = 4 (equation 2)

We can solve for x and y by adding equations 1 and 2:

x + y + x – y = 40 + 4

2x = 44

x = 22

Substituting this value of x into equation 1, we get:

22 + y = 40

y = 18

So the two numbers are 22 and 18.

The ratio of the numbers can be found by dividing the larger number by the smaller number:

22 ÷ 18 = 11/9

Therefore, the resultant ratio of the numbers is 11:9.