MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# Phil has 3 times as many rocks as Peter. Together, they have 48 rocks. How many more rocks does Phil have than Peter?

Accepted Solution

A:

Let x = the number of marbles for Phil

Then 3x = the number of marbles for Peter

Together they have 3x+x=48 or 4x=48 and x=12

So Phil has x = 12 marbles and Peter has 3x, let x = 12, 3(12) = 36 marbles.

Peter has 24 more marbles than Phil.

Then 3x = the number of marbles for Peter

Together they have 3x+x=48 or 4x=48 and x=12

So Phil has x = 12 marbles and Peter has 3x, let x = 12, 3(12) = 36 marbles.

Peter has 24 more marbles than Phil.