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12012010  #1 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 7

I don't understand this equation problem
Bob has $3 more than Carol, and has twice as much as Leon. Together they have $108. How much does each person have? Write and solve and Equation for this problem

12012010  #2 
Join Date: Mar 2005
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Let B = Bob's money
C = Carol's money L = Leon's money B = C + 3 B = 2*L B + C + L = 108 See if you can solve for B, C, and L.
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12022010  #3 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 36

Setting up equations accurately
Mr Hui,
Most of the battle is setting up equations correctly. I think this is something which most of us never really get enough practice at doing. So much of maths is just solving equations given to us in a question. But applying maths to a given situation is always a challenge. I think the help you gave here was very helpful and leaves the student something to finish. Regards Lisa Smith 
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