posted by Patterson .
1)Adam scored x points
2)Imran scored 3 points fewer than Adam
3)Shakeel scored twice as many points as Imran
Together they scored 39 points.
a)How do i write in terms of x, an expression for the number of points scored by Shakeel?
b)How do i write an equation which may be used to find the value of x?
From the information you provided:
Adam = x
Imram = x - 3
Shakeel = 2x
x + (x-3) + 2x = 39
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.
Let x = Adam's points
Imram's ponts = x - 3
Shakeel's points = 2(Imram's points)
x + (x - 3) + 2(x-3) = 39