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

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