Math
posted by Jamie on .
Sugar comes in 2 pound bags and flour comes in 5 lb bags. Thomas bought 3 more bag of sugar than flour and the total weight was 48 pounds. How many bags of sugar and flour did Thomas buy?

if there are x bags of flour, then
2(x+3) + 5x = 48 
Thanks so much!!

Ok, now this is a question I was looking for.
So, I have the answer choices, so I know what to do.
A) 9 bags of sugar and 10 bags of flour.
Sugar is 2 pounds. So 9X2= 18
Flour is 5 pounds, which is 10X5=50
50+18=68 That is not 48 pounds. Moving on.
B) 4 bags of sugar and 8 bags of flour.
We know the drill, so let's go!
4X2=8
8X5=40
40+8=48
Yay! B is correct. There is your answer. Hope this helped!