The sum of two numbers is 3, their difference is -15. Find the numbers.

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(2) Answers

rossgrimley

x+y=3
x-y=-15
2x=-12
x=-6
y=-6+15=9

dimasaleh101

Let, the numbers = x, y
So, x + y = 3
x - y = -15
x = -15 + y
Now, substitute the value of x in 1st equation,
-15 + y + y = 3
2y = 3 + 15
y = 18/2
y = 9
Now, substitute the value of y in equation 2nd,
x = -15 + 9
x = -6
In short, Your Numbers are 9 and -6
Hope this helps!