# Two numbers total 36 and have a difference of 12. How do you find the two number?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 6, 2016

The two numbers which solve this problem are

#### Explanation:

We can write two different equations from the information provided and then use substitution to solve for the two numbers.

First, lets call the numbers we are looking for

We now can write:

First, solve the first equation for

Next, we substitute

Finally, we can substitute