Since the number is greater than the number obtained on reversing the digits, so the ten's digit is greater than the unit's digit.
Let ten's and unit's digits be 2x and x respectively.
Then, (10 x 2x + x) - (10x + 2x) = 36
9x = 36
x = 4.
Required difference = (2x + x) - (2x - x) = 2x = 8.