# Suppose you have two bags, A and B, with a total weight of 27 pounds, and you know that bag B weighs 3 pounds more that twice as much as A. How much do each of the bags weigh?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 6, 2017

A:

B:

#### Explanation:

Let

If B is 3 pounds more than twice the weight of bag A

[1]

and if the total weight of both bags is 27 pounds

[2]

Using [1] we can substitute

Now substituting