Posted by lea on .
Eighty people are separated into 2 groups. The first group is 8 less than 3 times as large as the second. Find the number of people in each group.

math 
Reiny,
smaller group  x
larger group  3x8
x + 3x8 = 80
4x = 88
x = 22
smaller group has 22
larger has 58