Posted by **Jessica Fuentes** on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:01pm.

Does this look right?

Mike runs twice as far as Jim, but Phillip runs three times as far as Jim. If the three of them run a total of 24 miles, how far does each man run?

2m + j = 24

3p + j = 24

I am so wrong aren't I? Can someone help me, please??

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:04pm
You are so wrong.

M=2J

P=3J

M+P+J=24

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**Jessica Fuentes**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:05pm
lol, I figured. i am so confused I hate word problems, ok can i post another one and see if I can get it??

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**Jessica Fuentes**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:17pm
TastyBake bakery sells three times as many chocolate donuts as plain glazed donuts, but only half as many as jelly-filled donuts. If they sold 40 dozen donuts, how many of each type did they sell?

x = chocolate

y = plain

z = jelly

y = 3x

z = 1/2x

x + y + z = 40

How was that???

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 9:26pm
NO.

C=3P

J=1/2 P

J+C+P=40

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