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how would you approach this problem..the difference between two numbers is 2184..the larger number is 3 times the smaller number

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    L=3S
    L-S=2184

    Are not those math sentences identical to the word sentences?

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    yes but i don't know how to go about getting the uniknowns or which perspective to use to find it..any ideas it comes from an estimation section in a 4th grade workbook

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