1st grade math

The sum of two numbers is 16. The difference between the two numbers is 2. What are the two numbers ?

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  1. x+y = 16
    x-y = 2

    add them:
    2x = 18
    x = 9

    Can you finish it?

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    posted by Reiny
  2. The numbers are 7 and 9
    9+7=16
    9-7=2

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    posted by Alyson

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