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.