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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Asked 11/17/2013 8:22:13 PM

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.

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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