# SOLUTION: The sum of three numbers is 5. The first number minus the second plus the third is 1. The first minus the third is 3 more than the second. Find the numbers.

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 Question 230512: The sum of three numbers is 5. The first number minus the second plus the third is 1. The first minus the third is 3 more than the second. Find the numbers.Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x+y+z=5 x-y+z=1 multiply by -1 & add -x+y-z=-1 x+y+z=5 ------------ 2y=4 y=4/2 y=2 ans. x-z=y+3 x-y-z=3 x+y+z=5 add ---------- 2x=8 x=8/2 x=4 ans. 4+2+z=5 6+z=5 z=5-6 z=-1 ans.