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The sum of two numbers is 55. The larger number is 9 more than the smaller number. What are the numbers?

 Jan 21, 2019
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We have two equations: x+y=55, x=9+y, so 9+y+y=55, 2y=46, y=23.

 

x=55-23=32, so 23 and 32.

 Jan 21, 2019

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