# SOLUTION: Two numbers total 2, and their difference is 16. Find the two numbers.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Miscellaneous Word Problems Question 241632: Two numbers total 2, and their difference is 16. Find the two numbers.Answer by unlockmath(1614)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Hello, Let's have x be one number and the other number represented by y. We can then set up two equations like this: x+y=2 x-y=16 We can add both equations so y cancels out. 2x=18 Divide both sides by 2 gives us: x=9 Now plug 9 into either original equation to find y. y=-7 To check to see if these answers are correct, just plug them into both equations. RJ Toftness www.math-unlock.com