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one number exceeds another by 24. The sum of the numbers is 58. what are the numbers?

one number exceeds another by 24. The sum of the numbers is 58. what are the numbers?
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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.