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# A number exceeds the other number by 12. If their sum is 72, find the numbers

**Solution:**

Let the number be x

Then the other number be (x + 12)

A/Q

x + (x + 12) = 72

2x = 72 - 12

x = 60/2

x = 30

Hence, (x + 12) = 42

Thus, the numbers are 30 and 42.

**✦ Try This:** A number exceeds the other number by 10. If their sum is 86, find the numbers.

Let the number be x

Then the other number be (x + 10)

A/Q

x + (x + 10) = 86

2x = 86 - 10

x = 76/2

x = 38

Hence, (x + 10) = 48

Thus, the numbers are 38 and 48.

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 7 Maths Chapter 4

**NCERT Exemplar Class 7 Maths Chapter 4 Problem 69**

## A number exceeds the other number by 12. If their sum is 72, find the numbers

**Summary:**

If a number exceeds the other number by 12 and if their sum is 72, then the numbers are 30 and 42

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