# The sum of two numbers is 88. The difference of the two numbers is 48. What are the two numbers? Let x be the larger number and y be the smaller number.

ye1neh4 2022-09-20 Answered
The sum of two numbers is 88. The difference of the two numbers is 48. What are the two numbers? Let x be the larger number and y be the smaller number.
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Solution:-
Given that the larger number is x and the smaller number is y .
Also given that the sum of the two numbers is 88.
Therefore $⇒x+y=88$
The difference of the two numbers is 48.
Therefore $x-y=48$
Now adding equations
$x+y=88\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}x-y=48\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}2x=136⇒x=68$
Therefore the larger number is 68
Putting the value of x in equations we get,
$68+y=88\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}y=20$
Therefore the smaller number is 20
Answer :- Larger number is 68
Smaller number is 20 .
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