Alexander B. answered • 05/17/18

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The problem is not clearly defined, so based on the qualified guess, there are total of 60 hand weights and 10 more 5 pounds weights (let X be a number of 5 pounds weights) than 3 pound weights (let Y be a number of 3 pounds weights). Based on this word math problem definition, the following system of equation contains the answer

X + Y = 60

X = Y +10

or in canonical form:

X + Y = 60

X - Y = 10

X - Y = 10

Solving the equation

X = 35 (no. of 5 pound weights)

Y = 25 (no. of 3 pound weights)