Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:28am.

the sum of three numbers is 8. the first number plus the second is 16 less than the third. the second number is 8 more than the third. find the numbers

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**Anonymous**, Monday, November 28, 2011 at 2:34am
a freight train leaves detroit traveling east at a speed of 65mph. one hour later, a passanger train leaves traveling wst a 85mph. how long will it take for the trains to have traveled the sam distance?

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**Damon**, Monday, November 28, 2011 at 4:01am
a + b + c = 8

a + b = c - 16

b = c + 8

so

c - 16 + c = 8

2 c = 24

c = 12

b = c + 8 = 20

a + 20 + 12 = 8

a + 32 = 8

a = -24

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