# SOLUTION: the sum of two numbers is 59. If you substract the smaller number from the larger number, the answer is 33

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 Question 469228: the sum of two numbers is 59. If you substract the smaller number from the larger number, the answer is 33Answer by Tatiana_Stebko(1326)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let x is the smaller number Let y is the larger number The sum of two numbers is 59, so If you substract the smaller number from the larger number, the answer is 33, so The system of equations: Add the second equation to the first one - the larger number - the smaller number