Asked Mar 16, 2019

Mary, Carlos, and Ali sent a total of 110 text messages over their cell phones during the weekend. Ali sent 10 fewer messages than Mary. Carlos sent 3 times as many messages as Ali. How many messages did they each send?

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Step 1

To solve the word problem by converting to equations for the three unknowns

Step 2

Let M, C and A be the number of messages sent by Mary, Carlos and Ali respectively. Translate the given data into equations , as shown.

Step 3

It remains to solve the equations by s...


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