William W. answered • 10/07/20

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Let "x" be the amount of money that Liz has. Then three times that is "3x" and one less is "3x - 1" so Garrett has "3x - 1".

So x + 3x - 1 = 179

4x - 1 = 179

4x = 180

x = 45

So Liz has $45. Garrett has 3(45) - 1 or $134