The sum of two numbers is 8 and the difference is 2 Question The sum of two numbers is 8 and the difference is 2 in progress 0 Math Kylie 1 month 2021-10-17T12:35:06+00:00 2021-10-17T12:35:06+00:00 2 Answers 0 views 0

## Answers ( )

Answer: 5 and 3

Step-by-step explanation:

From the question,

Let the first number be x

And the second be y

x + y= 8

x- y= 2

Add the equations

x + y + x – y = 8 + 2

2x= 10

x=5

Slot the value of x into any of the equations: x +y = 8

5+ y= 8

y= 8 – 5

y = 3

Answer: 2x+x=8-2

2x=4

Divide:

4/2=2

x=2