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# The sum of 2 numbers is 40 and their difference is 2?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Let x represent one of the numbers and (x - 2) the other number and set it up:

x + (x - 2) = 40

2x - 2 = 40

2x = 42

x = 21

The two numbers are 21 (x), and 19 (x - 2).

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