ok, its been a long time since i've done algebra (20 years). Here is the problem:

Woman sells dog leashes and collars on the weekends at dog shows. One weekend she sold a total of 34 leashes. The number of leashes she sold was two less than three times the number of collars. How many of each did she sell?

This is how I solved it=

3 ( X - 2 ) = 34

3X - 6 = 34

3x = 40

40 / 3

X= 13

Leashes are 13- 2 = 11

Collars = 3 (11)

But that gets me 44 (when I add the two numbers back and not the 34). Where am I going wrong?

Thanx

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So I need to find the number of leashes and number of collars.