Hello Haveing problems with understanding word problems.
A person has incurred 3 debts which total $ 308
The first debt plus 9 times the 2nd debt plus the 3rd debt is $ 1124.
Then 2 times the first debt plus the sum of the other two debts is $ 414.
Determine each of the 3 debts??
Having trouble setting this up.
If you can explain fully would help so I can understand it.
I am in college and never liked word problems.
Thanks
If you have the 1st debt as , and the 2nd debt as , and the 3rd debt as , then you set up a system of equations:
and
then chose a variable, I like , and solve a variable in terms of it and the other one:
Then substitute:
Then begin solving for the other variables using the fact that . You can do that right?