# SOLUTION: one number exceeds another by 24.The sum of the numbers is 58.What are the numbers?

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 Question 452451: one number exceeds another by 24.The sum of the numbers is 58.What are the numbers?Answer by stanbon(57347)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!One number exceeds another by 24. The sum of the numbers is 58. What are the numbers? Equations: x - y = 24 x + y = 58 ------ Add and solve for "x": 2x = 82 x = 41 ----------- Solve for "y": x+y = 58 41 + y = 58 y = 17 ==================== Cheers, Stan H.