Elaine sold three times as many magazines as Ron. Ron sold 16 less magazines than elaine. How many magazines did they both sell? x = Ron's sales 3x = Elaine's sales {Elaine sold three times as many as Ron} x = 3x  16 {Ron sold 16 less than Elaine} 2x = 16 {subtracted 3x from both sides} x = 8 {divided both sides by 2} 3x = 24 {substituted 8, in for x, into 3x} Ron sold 8 and Elaine sold 24 © Algebra House
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