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    Word Problem Help

    I need help with this. I don't see this.

    An inlet pipe provides 4 gal/min more than a second pipe and 6gal.min less than a third pipe. Together they supply 50 gal/min. How much does each provide??

    Please explain how you came up with the equation to solve.
    Thanks
    Joanne
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    let the value of the inlet pipe be x. we will have x, x-4, and x+6, for the values of the three pipes.
    x+(x-4)+(x+6)=50
    sove for x
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    Hi, I dont see where it would be X-4 and X+6
    Would it not be the other way around.
    I figured it was x, x+4, x-6??
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    let the first pipe be x, then the second pipe would be 4gal/min less, than the first, and the third will be 6gal/min more than the first.
    so we have x, x-4, and x+6
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