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Two girls agree to go on a road trip together. They travel (x + 5)km on the first day. On the second day they travel 2km more than half of the distance they travelled on the first day. On the third day they drove 3 times as far as they did on the second day. If they drove 5000km total, find the value of x.

Answer:

The distance they drove on the first day: (x+5)

The distance they drove on the second day: 2 + (x+5)/2

The distance they drove on the third day: 3 [2 + (x+5)/2]

The total distance they travelled:

(day 1)+(day 2)+(day 3) = 5000

(x+5) + 2 + (x+5)/2 + 3 [2 + (x+5)/2] = 5000

(x + 5) + 2 + (x+5)/2 + 6 + 3(x+5)/2 = 5000

(x + 5) + 8 + 4(x+5)/2 = 5000

(x + 5) + 8 + 2(x + 5) = 5000

3(x+5) = 5000-8

3(x+5) = 4992

x + 5 = 1664

x = 1664 - 5

x = 1659 km