2 baseball players hit 60 home runs combined last season. The first player hit 3 more home runs than twice a number of home runs the second player hit. how many home runs did each player hit?

Declare variables:
Let the first players home runs be a
Let the second players home runs be b

We're given two equations:

a = 2b + 3

a + b = 60

To solve this system of equations, we substitute equation (1) into equation (2) for a:
2b + 3 + b = 60