I need help with an algebra problem

Algebra
Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

The sum of two numbers is 65.  The smaller number is 9 less than the larger number.  What are both the numbers?

Nov 14th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Let the 2 numbers be x and y and let the smaller number be y.


The sum of two numbers is 65.

x + y = 65 --- (1)


The smaller number is 9 less than the larger number.

y = x - 9 ---(2)


Substitute y from equation (2) in equation (1)

x + x - 9 = 65

2x = 65 + 9

2x = 74

x = 74/2

x = 37


Substitute value of x in equation (2)

y = 37 - 9

y = 28


So the numbers are 37 and 28.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Nov 14th, 2015

Studypool's Notebank makes it easy to buy and sell old notes, study guides, reviews, etc.
Click to visit
The Notebank
...
Nov 14th, 2015
...
Nov 14th, 2015
Dec 5th, 2016
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer