If the sum of two numbers is 33 and their difference is 15, the smallest number is 


(a) 
9 
(b) 
12 
(c) 
15 
(d) 
18 
If the sum of two numbers is 33 and their difference is 15, the smallest number is 


(a) 
9 
(b) 
12 
(c) 
15 
(d) 
18 
Let the numbers be and Then,
Solving we get:
Smaller number = 9.