# The sum of two numbers if 67. The smaller number is 3 less than the larger number. What are the 2 numbers?

May 10, 2016

assuming the smaller number is $x$ and the larger number is $x + 3$.

$x + x + 3 = 67$

$2 x + 3 = 67$

$2 x = 64$

$x = 32$

The numbers are $32$ and $35$.

Hopefully this helps!