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The sum of two numbers is 84. One number is 6 more than the other. What is the smaller of the two numbers?

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39

x + 6 = the bigger number

The sum of the smaller and the bigger number is 84, hence:

x + (x + 6) = 84

2x + 6 = 84

2x = 78

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Explaination

Let "x" be the smaller numberx + 6 = the bigger number

The sum of the smaller and the bigger number is 84, hence:

x + (x + 6) = 84

2x + 6 = 84

2x = 78

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B 35

C 32

D 33

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