One number is 6 more than another number, and their sum is 22. Find the numbers.

One number is 6 more than another number, and their sum is 22. Find the numbers.

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asked 2020-11-12
One number is 6 more than another number, and their sum is 22. Find the numbers.

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2020-11-13
Let x be the first number so that the second number is x+6. We are given that their sum is 22 so we can write:
x+(x+6)=22
2x+6=22
2x=16
x=8
So, the two numbers are 8 and 8+6=14.
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