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?

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**PsyDAG**, Friday, June 19, 2009 at 11:29am
From the information you provided:

Adam = x

Imram = x - 3

Shakeel = 2x

x + (x-3) + 2x = 39

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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**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(x-3)

totaling

x + (x - 3) + 2(x-3) = 39

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:34pm
x=12

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