# The sum of two numbers is 48. One number is 3 times as large as the other. What are the numbers?

## I just do not understand how to solve it.

Apr 22, 2018

$12$ and $36$.

#### Explanation:

Let one number be $n$. Then the other number will be $3 n$.

As per question

$n + 3 n = 48$

$\implies 4 n = 48$

$n = \frac{48}{4} = 12$

Therefore, one number is $12$ and the other number is

$3 \cdot 12 = 36$