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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?

  • Math -

    From the information you provided:

    Adam = x
    Imram = x - 3
    Shakeel = 2x

    x + (x-3) + 2x = 39

    I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

  • Math -

    Let x = Adam's points
    Imram's ponts = x - 3
    Shakeel's points = 2(Imram's points)
    or 2(x-3)
    totaling
    x + (x - 3) + 2(x-3) = 39

  • Math -

    x=12

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