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cbrusoe
 3 years ago
The sum of three numbers is . The second number is times the third. The third number is less than the first . What are the numbers?
cbrusoe
 3 years ago
The sum of three numbers is . The second number is times the third. The third number is less than the first . What are the numbers?

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chihiroasleaf
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think your question is not complete.. :)

cbrusoe
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oops! sorry haha here The sum of three numbers is 96 . The second number is3 times the third. The third number is 6 less than the first . What are the numbers?

chihiroasleaf
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let the three numbers are x,y,z from the first sentence, "The sum of three numbers is 96" how do you say this in x,y,z ?

cbrusoe
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0not sure i understand what you mean by how we say this in x,y,z

chihiroasleaf
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0let's say that the three numbers are x,y, and z. the first sentence say that "The sum of three numbers is 96" , we can write the sentence as "x+y+z = 96" it's what I mean.. :) do you understand now?

cbrusoe
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh ok yesss sorry haha so x,y, and z would be 32 bcause 96/3 =32

chihiroasleaf
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait..., we have no information that x, y, and z are equals... from the second sentence, we have " The second number is3 times the third" if y is the second number, and z is the third number, how do you write this in math? (in y and z)

chihiroasleaf
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0correct... :) now, from the third sentence, we have " The third number is 6 less than the first " let, x be the first number and z be the third number, how do you write it in term of x and z?

chihiroasleaf
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay.., x  6 = z, so x = z + 6, do you get it so far?

chihiroasleaf
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0now, we have three equations x+y+z = 96 3z = y x = z + 6 now, substitute (change) the value of x and y in the first equation with the second and third equation, what do you get?

cbrusoe
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes =) however i feel like that was the easy part.. and the hard part is coming =o
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