# SOLUTION: the sum of two numbers is 62. the smaller number is 22 less than the larger number. what are the two numbers?

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 Question 563201: the sum of two numbers is 62. the smaller number is 22 less than the larger number. what are the two numbers?Answer by stanbon(57214)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the sum of two numbers is 62. the smaller number is 22 less than the larger number. what are the two numbers? ---------- Equations: x + y = 62 x = y - 22 ----- Substitute for "x" and solve for "y": y-22 + y = 62 2y = 84 y = 42 ---- Solve for "x": x = y - 22 x = 42-22 x = 20 ============ Cheers, Stan H. ============