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The sum of two consecutive whole numbers is
$53.$
The smaller number is
A
$25$
B
$26$
C
$29$
D
$23$
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Correct option is
B
$26$
Because,
Let the two consecutive whole numbers be
$x$
and
$(x+1)$
$=x+(x+1)=53$
$=x+x+1=53$
$=2x+1=53$
$=2x=53−1$
$=2x=52$
$=x=52/2$
$=x=26$
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