Mathematics

The sum of two positive numberside (please and q) is 32.their difference is 12 what is the smaller numbers


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Brittneyy

2 years ago Comment

Let a, b - the positive numbers;
We have a + b = 32 
               a - b = 12
             _________(+)
              2a /  = 44
Then, a = 44÷ 2;
a = 22;
b = 32 - 22;
b = 10;
The answer is 10 because 10 < 22.