Jay and Blair went fishing. Together, they caught 27 fish. Jay caught 2 times as many fish as Blair. How many fish does Jay and Blair each c

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Jay and Blair went fishing. Together, they caught 27 fish. Jay caught 2 times as many fish as Blair. How many fish does Jay and Blair each catch? Write an equation and solve . Explain your work.

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    2021-10-15T01:22:42+00:00

    Answer:

    Blair caught 9 fish, and Jay caught 18 fish.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Let b = number of fish Blair caught.

    Jay caught 2 times as many fish as Blair, so Jay caught 2b fish.

    Together, they caught b + 2b fish.

    Together, they caught 27 fish.

    b + 2b = 27

    3b = 27

    b = 9

    2b = 18

    Blair caught 9 fish, and Jay caught 18 fish.

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