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13 April, 17:00

One number is 8 more than 1/2 of another number. The sum of the numbers is 23. What are the numbers?

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  1. 13 April, 18:56
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    10 and 13

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Let the two numbers be p and q. p = (1/2) q + 8. p + q = 23. Substituting (1/2) q + 8 for p, we get (1/2) q + 8 + q = 23.

    First, subtract 8 from both sides, obtaining (1/2) q + q = 15.

    Next, mult. all terms by 2 to eliminate the fraction (1/2) : q + 2q = 30.

    Then 3q = 30, and q = 10. Then p = (1/2) (10) + 8 = 5 + 8 = 13.

    The numbers are 10 and 13.
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