# SOLUTION: the smaller of two number is 9 less than the larger, and their sum is 38. Find the numbers

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 Question 632638: the smaller of two number is 9 less than the larger, and their sum is 38. Find the numbers Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi, , the smaller of two number is 9 less than the larger Question states*** y + x = 38 || y = x-9 (x-9) + x = 38 2x - 9 = 38 2x = 47 x = 47/2 0r and y = ( 9 less) and... + = 38 ```