Posted by **Jamie** on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:35pm.

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?

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**Steve**, Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:43pm
if there are x bags of flour, then

2(x+3) + 5x = 48

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**Jamie**, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:19am
Thanks so much!!

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**Jessica**, Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8:14pm
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!

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