The sum of two numbers is 2. They have a difference of 16. What are the 2 numbers??
x = one number
y = other number x + y = 2 {the sum of two numbers is 2} x  y = 16 {they have a difference of 16}  2x = 14 {added the two equations} x = 7 {divided by 2} x  y = 16 {second equation} 7  y = 16 {substituted 7, in for x, into second equation} +7 +7 y = 9 {added 7 to each side} y = 9 {divided each side by 1} one number is 7 other number is 9 Ask the House
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