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The larger of two numbers is 12 more than the smaller their sum 84 - what are the two numbers?

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Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered


48 and 36

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John McCann answered

Algebraically. X = numbers.

X + (X + 12) = 84

2X + 12 = 84

2X = 72

X = 36

------X + 12

= 48

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36 and 48 of course.

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