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Mike runs twice as far as Jim, but Phillip runs three times as far as Jim. If the three of them run a total of 24 miles, how far does each man run?

2m + j = 24
3p + j = 24

I am so wrong aren't I? Can someone help me, please??

• algebra -

You are so wrong.

M=2J
P=3J
M+P+J=24

• algebra -

lol, I figured. i am so confused I hate word problems, ok can i post another one and see if I can get it??

• algebra -

TastyBake bakery sells three times as many chocolate donuts as plain glazed donuts, but only half as many as jelly-filled donuts. If they sold 40 dozen donuts, how many of each type did they sell?

x = chocolate
y = plain
z = jelly

y = 3x
z = 1/2x

x + y + z = 40

How was that???

• algebra -

NO.
C=3P
J=1/2 P

J+C+P=40

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