How heavy is a turkey that weighs 5 pounds less than another turkey that is three times the weight of the first turkey?
Turkey A weighs $\displaystyle x$ pounds.
Turkey B weighs $\displaystyle 3x$ pounds (since weghs 3 times the weight of turkey A.
Turkey A weighs 5 pounds less than turkey B, so
$\displaystyle x=3x-5$ solving that equation you get both turkeyīs weight...