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The sum of two numbers is 48, and their difference is 24. What are the numbers?

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  1. anonymous
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    guess and check for this one

  2. anonymous
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    Oh nevermind I can use the eimination method

  3. anonymous
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    20 and 28 don't work, because there sum is 48 but there difference is 8

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    try 12 and 36

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    x+y=48 x-y=24 add the equations 2x=24 x=12 y=36 Answer. 12 and 36

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    Thanks

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    I missed something here. It should be 2x=72 x=36 Same answer but done correctly.

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