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WHEN MR. LOWE RETURN FROM HIS FISHING TRIP, HIS STUDENTS INQUIRED AS TO THE LENGTH OF HIS PRIZE CATCH.
MR. LOWE ANSWERED.
"THE HEAD MEASURED 9 INCHES."
"THE TAIL WAS AS LONG AS THE HEAD AND HALF THE BODY."
THE BODY WAS AS LONG AS THE HEAD AND TAIL." HOW LONG WAS MR. LOWE'S PRIZE FISH?

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    H = 9
    T = 9 + .5B
    B = 9 + T

    Substitute 9 + .5B for T in the last equation to solve for B. Put that value in the previous equation to find T.
    Add H + B + T.

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