coding in xslt - adding two values together, but only using the first 8 characters of the value

I am creating a hash off of account numbers.   using xslt, can someone help code the following?

the two account numbers i need added up are

the value the following code produces is 316,294,254

this is the value of the two account numbers if you take in the full 9 digit account number and use it in the summing equation.
i need for the xlst code to take the two account numbers and only add the first 8 digits of the accountnumber together together.
12345678 and 19283746 which would equal 31,629,424

the xlst code i currently have in place is

<xsl:variable name="ENTRYHASH">
        <xsl:call-template name="prepend-pad">
          <xsl:with-param name="padVar" select = "number(sum( /ACCOUNT/ACCOUNTNUMBER ))"/>
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Gertone (Geert Bormans)Information ArchitectCommented:
sum() only works on nodes
so you need to sum in a hardcoded fashion
number(substring((/ACCOUNT/ACCOUNTNUMBER)[1] , 1, 8) + substring((/ACCOUNT/ACCOUNTNUMBER)[2] , 1, 8) )
that will do in XSLT1

If you need to do that on more than two,  you will need a recursive template

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jamesmetcalf74Author Commented:
Thanks Geert!
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