# The sum of three numbers is 98 . The third number is 8 less than the first. The second number is 3 times the third. What are the numbers?

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#### Explanation:

Let the three numbers be denoted as

"The sum of three numbers is

"The third number is

"The second number is

We have

First, let's substitute

We can now use

We can use

Lastly, we can use

Hence, our solution from

**first no. =26; second no.=18;third no.=54**

#### Explanation:

let a= first no.;b= second no. and c= third no.

now given(The third number is 8 less than the first. )

then,

also given(The second number is 3 times the third)

then,

now adding

putting the values of b and c

now

and