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
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