SOLUTION: if the difference of two numbers is 18 and if the sum of two numbers is 34, what are the two numbers?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 549211: if the difference of two numbers is 18 and if the sum of two numbers is 34, what are the two numbers?Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let the two numbers be a and b. a-b = 18 Rewrite as: a = b+18 and substitute below: a+b = 34 (b+18)+b = 34 Simplify. 2b+18 = 34 Subtract 18. 2b = 16 Divide by 2. b = 8 and a = 8+18 = 26. The two numbers are: 26 and 8