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Let 'x' be the smaller number let 'y' be the larger number ---------- "the sum of the two numbers is 124" x + y = 124 -equation 1 "three times the smaller number exceeds the larger number by 12" -equation 2 ------- from equation 2 3x = y + 12 y = 3x - 12 -equation 3 substitute equation 3 to equation 1 x + y = 124 x + (3x - 12) = 124 x + 3x - 12 = 124 4x = 124 + 12 4x = 136 x = 34 ---- substitute x to equation 3 y = 3x - 12 y = 3 (34) - 12 y = 90 --------- therefore the numbers are 34 & 90