# The average of two numbers is 50. Their difference is 40, how do you write an equation that may be used to find x the smallest of the two numbers?

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

You know that you need to find two numbers,

The average of two numbers is equal to their sum divided by

The difference between *smallest* of the two, is equal to

You thus have a system of two equations

To solve for

Plug this into the second equation to get

The value of

The value of