The sum of three numbers is 117 . the third number is 3 times the second. the first number is 8 less than the second. what are the numbers?
Let the second number be x. First number = x - 8 Third number = 3x Sum of the numbers = 117 x - 8 + x + 3x = 117 5x = 125 x = 25 Thus, The first number is 17. The second number is 25. The third number is 75.