one number exceeds another by 24. The sum of the numbers is 58. what are the numbers?
Let X be the smaller number
Then the larger number is X + 24
X + (X + 24) = 58
2X + 24 = 58
2X = 34
X = 17
So the smaller number is 17, the larger number is 41 (17 + 24)
J.T.