The sum of two values is 53. One value is 3 more than the other. What is the larger of the two values?

x = one value

x + 3 = other value {one is three more than the other}

x + x + 3 = 53 {sum of the two values is 53}

2x + 3 = 53 {combined like terms}

2x = 50 {subtracted 3 from each side}

x = 25 {divided each side by 2}

x + 3 = 28 {substituted 25, in for x, into x + 3}

**28 is the larger of the two values**

*- Algebra House*