I am thinking of two numbers. The smaller number is 90% of the bigger number. The sum of the numbers is 95. What is the difference between the two numbers?

Ajdabegano Apr 22, 2021

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Let's make this into an algebraic equation.

**x **is the bigger number and **y **is the smaller one.

**y = x * 0.90**

**x + y = 95**

From solving this system of equations, we get:

**x = 50**

**y = 45**

Now, from this, we need to find the difference between the two numbers. This isn't that hard:

**50 - 45 = 5.**

**So, the difference between the two numbers is 5.**

NotGuest Apr 22, 2021