math
posted by mali .
how would you approach this problem..the difference between two numbers is 2184..the larger number is 3 times the smaller number

L=3S
LS=2184
Are not those math sentences identical to the word sentences? 
yes but i don't know how to go about getting the uniknowns or which perspective to use to find it..any ideas it comes from an estimation section in a 4th grade workbook