Posted by **Maria** on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:56pm.

My second grader brought home this math problem for which I can find no solution. The sum of two numbers is 21. One number is two more than the other. What are the two numbers?

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**Sam**, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 3:59pm
x+y = 21

x = y + 2

2y + 2 = 21

y = 19/2

x = 23/2

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**Maria**, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 4:08pm
This is for a second grader. He only works in WHOLE numbers still. I believe this was a mistake on the teachers' part. Should have been "one number is 3 more than the other", I think.

Thank you for your help.

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**Sam**, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 4:15pm
y = 9

x = 12

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