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26 August, 03:23

The sum of 2 numbers is 61. The greater number is 9 more than the smaller number. Write and solve an equation to find the 2 numbers.

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  1. 26 August, 03:51
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    X + y = 61

    x = y + 9

    Substitute y + 9 in for x in the first equation and then solve.

    y + 9 + y = 61

    Combine like terms

    2y + 9 = 61

    Subtract 9 from both sides

    2y = 52

    Divide both sides by 2

    y = 26

    y + 9 = 35

    26 and 35
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