Posted by **tlyler R** on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 5:35pm.

I am thinking of whole numbers. when I add them, their sum is 123. When I subtract the three lesser number from greater number, their difference is 45?

what are my numbers?

i am having trouble going step by step with this.

i added 61+62=123. i think this is wrong

please help me

thanx

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**Reiny**, Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 7:26pm
I think you have a typo

If by "When I subtract the three lesser number from greater number" you meant

"When I subtract the lesser number from greater number" then the question is easy

x + y = 123

x - y = 45

add them

2x = 168

x = 84

sub that back in the first equation,

y = 39

the two numbers are 84 and 39

check: 84+39 = 123

84-39 = 45

Yeah!

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