# SOLUTION: Word problems are not my thing. Please help with steps. One number is 10 more than a second number. The sum of the two numbers is 16. What are the two numbers?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 149099: Word problems are not my thing. Please help with steps. One number is 10 more than a second number. The sum of the two numbers is 16. What are the two numbers?Answer by josmiceli(9664)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!First give the numbers names Let = the 1st number Let = the 2nd number given It doesn't matter whether I make more than or more than , so I'll say ( is greater than ) Now substitute the expression for into the 1st equation And, since The numbers are and