college percentages
posted by Gene .
One number exceeds another by 24. The sum of the numbers are 58. What are the numbers? please help!

Let x stand for one number and y for the other.
y = x +24
x + y = 58
Substitute x+24 for y in second equation and solve for x. Insert that value into the first equation and solve for y. Check by inserting both values into the second equation.