# SOLUTION: the first of 3 numbers is 3 times the second and the third is 8 less than 2 times the second. their sum is 130. find the numbers?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Numbers Word Problems Question 236669: the first of 3 numbers is 3 times the second and the third is 8 less than 2 times the second. their sum is 130. find the numbers?Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x+y+z=130 x=3y z=2y-8 3y+y+(2y-8)=130 6y=130+8 6y=138 y=138/6 y=23 ans for the second number. x=3*23=69 for the first number z=2*23-8=46-8=38 for the third number. Proof: 23+69+38=130 130=130