Math Help - Word Problem Help

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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??

4. 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