Question #dd801

1 Answer
Oct 26, 2017

Answer:

The two numbers are #6# and #11#.

Explanation:

To solve this equation, you need to create a system of linear equations. These are the equations I created

#x+y=17" "# and #" "x-y=5#

You then solve for #x# or #y# in either equation. I chose to solve for #x# in the second equation and got

#x=y+5#

I then substitute the expression I got into the other equation and got

#y+5+y = 17#

which I simplified to

#2y+5=17#

You then solve for #y#. I got

#y=6#

Finally, you substitute why into either of your original equations where I got

#x=11#

Your final numbers should be #6# and #11#.