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# Leon and Sara each started with different numbers Leon adds 5 to his number Sara subtracts 8 from her numberThey both get the same answer What numbers could they have started with?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Let L represent Leon's number (presumed to be an integer) and S represent Sara's number (also presumed to be an integer) . From the problem statement, L + 5 = S - 8. Collecting L on one side yields L = S - 13. If negative numbers are excluded, the lowest pair for L,S is 0, 13, but 1,14; 2,15; 3,16 ; .... also work. If the restrictions to integers and non-negatve numbers are removed, the infinity of possible answers is defined by the function L = S - 13

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