Curly05 wrote:

In a certain performance of a 3-act play, the first act was 18 minutes shorter than the third act and half as long as the second act. If the average (arithmetic mean) length of the 3 acts was 46 minutes, how many minutes long was the third act?

Everything variable can be expressed in terms relative to one act so you really have only one variable here. Make

some effort...

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