Posted by Patterson on Friday, June 19, 2009 at 10:59am.
1)Adam scored x points
2)Imran scored 3 points fewer than Adam
3)Shakeel scored twice as many points as Imran
Together they scored 39 points.
a)How do i write in terms of x, an expression for the number of points scored by Shakeel?
b)How do i write an equation which may be used to find the value of x?

Math  PsyDAG, Friday, June 19, 2009 at 11:29am
From the information you provided:
Adam = x
Imram = x  3
Shakeel = 2x
x + (x3) + 2x = 39
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking. 
Math  Quidditch, Friday, June 19, 2009 at 11:38am
Let x = Adam's points
Imram's ponts = x  3
Shakeel's points = 2(Imram's points)
or 2(x3)
totaling
x + (x  3) + 2(x3) = 39 
Math  Anonymous, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:34pm
x=12