# The sum of two numbers is 72. One of the numbers is six more than twice the other. What are the two numbers?

Jun 7, 2016

Let the smaller number be $x$ and the larger be $2 x + 6$

#### Explanation:

$x + \left(2 x + 6\right) = 72$

$3 x + 6 = 72$

$3 x = 66$

$x = 22$

The smaller number is 22 and the larger number is 50.

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