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Sum of two numbers is 38 and their difference is 16. Find the numbers? [3 MARKS]

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Let the number be x.

Then, the other number is (38x)

The difference between the numbers is 16.

(38x)x=16

382x=16

3816=2x

2x=22

x=11

Other number
=38x=3811=27

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