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 Question 544735: i am working on my math homework and i came to this word problem and i tried it but i still couldn't figure out what the answer was nor could my boyfriend. please help me. two numbers total 57 and have a difference of 9. Answer by nerdybill(6958)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!two numbers total 57 and have a difference of 9 Let x,y be the two numbers x+y = 57 x-y = 9 . Add both equations together: x+y = 57 x-y = 9 ------------ 2x = 66 x = 33 . substitute above into: x+y = 57 33+y = 57 y = 24 . solution: 24 and 33