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Sum of two numbers is 95. one number exceeds the other by 15,find the number?

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a = first number

b = second number

b = 15 + a

a + b = 95

a + 15 + a = 95

2 a + 15 = 95

2 a = 95 - 15

2 a = 80 Diwide both sides by 2

a = 80 / 2

a = 40

b = 15 + a

b = 15 + 40

b = 55

a + b = 40 + 55 = 95

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Dennis

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