# Divide 72 into two parts so that larger part exceeds the smaller by 12. find both the parts

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x is smaller

x+y=72

x+x+12=72

2x=72-12

x=60/2 x=30 and the other number is x+12 i.e,30+12=42

verification=30+42=72

let 1st part be x,2nd part be 72-x. there4 x=72-x+12..then 2 parts will b 30,42