Posted by delaney on Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 7:42pm.
The greater of two numbers is 1 more than twice the smaller. Three times the greater exceeds 5 times the smaller by 10. Find the numbers.
The second of three numbers is 1 less than the first. The third number is 5 less than the second. If the first number is twice as large as the third, find the three numbers.
These are two separate problems and we are supposed to write an equation for each and solve it for the numbers, but only using one variable!! HELP!

math  bobpursley, Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 7:48pm
L1=2S
4L10=5s
I will critique your work on the second. 
math  delaney, Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 7:53pm
but we are only supposed to use 1 variable??

math  Anonymous, Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 9:55pm
The second of three numbers is 1 less than the first. The third number is 5 less than the second. If the first number is twice as large as the third, find the three numbers.

math  Anonymous, Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 9:56pm
What is 2 plus 2?