The Sum of Two Numbers is 30 and Their Difference is 6 The sum of two numbers is 30 and their difference is 6. What are the two numbers? Let's start by calling the two numbers we are looking for x and y.

The sum of x and y is 30. In other words, x plus y equals 30 and can be written as equation A:

x + y = 30

The difference between x and y is 6. In other words, x minus y equals 6 and can be written as equation B:

x - y = 6

Now solve equation B for x to get the revised equation B:

x - y = 6
x = 6 + y

Then substitute x in equation A from the revised equation B and then solve for y:

x + y = 30
6 + y + y = 30
6 + 2y = 30
2y = 24
y = 12

Now we know y is 12. Which means that we can substitute y for 12 in equation A and solve for x:

x + y = 30
x + 12 = 30
X = 18

Summary: The sum of two numbers is 30 and their difference is 6. What are the two numbers? Answer: 18 and 12 as proven here:

Sum: 18 + 12 = 30
Difference: 18 - 12 = 6

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