Herb has 13 toy cars. He keeps the cars in 2 cases. One has 3 more cars than the other case has. How many cars are in each case?

Herb has 13 toy cars. He keeps the cars in 2 cases. One has 3 more cars than the other case has. How many cars are in each case?

Herb has 13 toy cars. He keeps the cars in 2 cases. One has 3 more cars than the other case has. How many cars are in each case?

Let the numbers of cars in the first case is x and the number of cars in the second car be y.The total number of cars is 13.==> Then we can write :x+ y= 13But we know that one has 3 more than the other.==> y= x+3Now we will plug in y= x+3 into the first equation.==> x +(x+3) = 13==> 2x = 10==> x=5==> y= 8Then, one case has 5 cars and the other has 8.