The sum of two numbers is 17 and their differences is 29. What are the two numbers?

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charl99

x + y = 17
x - y = 29
x = 17 - y
x - y = 29
x = 17 - y
17 - y - y = 29
x = 17 - y
17 - 2y = 29
x = 17 - y
- 2y = 29 - 17
x = 17 - y
-2y = 12
x = 17 - y
y = -6
x = 17 - (-6)
y = -6
x = 17 + 6
y = -6
x = 23
y = -6