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The sum of two numbers is 

44

. The smaller number is 

22

 less than the larger number. What are the numbers?

CheeseMilk23  May 17, 2017
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S + L = 44

 

S = L - 22

 

Use the second equation in the first:

L - 22 + L = 44

2L = 66

L = 33

 

S = 33 - 22

S = 11

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Alan  May 17, 2017

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