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Let the numbers be x and y x + y = 32 - x - y = 8 __________ 0x + 2y = 24 __________ The first equation minus the second. 2y = 24 y = 24/2 y = 12. Recall: x + y = 32, y = 12 x + 12 = 32 x = 32 - 12 x = 20. The two numbers are 20 and 12.
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