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The sum of two numbers is 54 and the difference is 18. What are the numbers?
The sum of two numbers is 54 and the difference is 18, x + y = 54 x - y = 18 (where x and y are the two numbers) adding up equations the result is: 2x = 72 x = 36 y = 54 - x = 54 - 36 = 18 The two numbers are 36 and 18 respectively.
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Updated 6/23/2014 10:39:41 AM
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Edited by andrewpallarca [6/23/2014 10:42:47 AM]
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The sum of two numbers is 54 and the difference is 18,
x + y = 54
x - y = 18 (where x and y are the two numbers)
adding up equations the result is:
2x = 72
x = 36
y = 54 - x = 54 - 36 = 18
The two numbers are 36 and 18 respectively.
Added 6/23/2014 10:39:41 AM
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Confirmed by andrewpallarca [6/23/2014 10:42:49 AM]
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