The sum of two numbers is 64. Twice the smaller number is 10 less than the larger number. What are the numbers?
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The sum of two numbers is 64. Twice the smaller number is 10 less than the larger number. What are the numbers?
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1. User Answers PHDFlopper
x = first number
64  x = second number {sum of two numbers is 64}
2x = 64  x  10 {twice smaller is ten less than larger}
2x = 54  x {combine like terms}
3x = 54
x = 18
64  x = 46 {substituted 18 for x}
the two numbers are 18 and 46 
2. User Answers hs180806
I that the two numbers are 18 and 24