# SOLUTION: Find two positive integers whose sum is 48, and whose sum also equals twice their difference. What is the smaller and lager integer?

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 Question 19590: Find two positive integers whose sum is 48, and whose sum also equals twice their difference. What is the smaller and lager integer?Answer by xcentaur(357)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let the two numbers be x and y then x+y=48....[1] and x+y=2(x-y)...[2] Then we get, 48=2(x-y) 24=x-y x+y=48 x-y=24 Adding the two equations we get, 2x=72 x=36 x+y=48 so y=48-x=48-36=12 x=36,y=12 -Prabhat