# The sum of two numbers is 60. The greater number is 6 more than the smaller number. Which equation can

The sum of two numbers is 60. The greater number is 6 more than the smaller number. Which equation can be used to solve for the smaller number? a. x + (x + 6) = 60
b. x − (x + 6) = 60
c. x(x + 6) = 60
d. x(x− 6) = 60

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1. doggylover8655 says:

Let's assume x be the smaller number.

Given that, The greater number is 6 more than the smaller number.

So, greater number= x+6.

It's also given that, The sum of two numbers is 60. Which means sum of x and x+6 must be equal to 60. Therefore,

x + (x + 6) = 60

2. tyde4209 says:

A is the answer for that

3. sriggins1375 says:

4. cheergirl2133 says:

x+(x+6)=60

Since the greater number is six more than the smaller number, the variable value will be of the smaller number. And since the bigger number is six more than the smaller number, it needs to be in parantheses as x plus six. But, since the value of both the numbers is sixty, the equation will finally become x+(x+6)=60

5. malik1885 says:

Step-by-step explanation:

I took the test and got it right

6. sierrawalk6104 says:

7. NobleWho says:

x+(x+6)=60

Step by Step Explanation:

Since the greater number is six more than the smaller number, the variable value will be of the smaller number. And since the bigger number is six more than the smaller number, it needs to be in parantheses as x plus six. But, since the value of both the numbers is sixty, the equation will finally become x+(x+6)=60

8. bob7220 says:

33 and 27.

Step-by-step explanation:

Since you asked for 6 more for the greater number, it would be 33 and 27 which would still equal 60.

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