Jonathan is three inches shorter than Jules. Jules is two inches shorter than Justin. How tall is Jonathan in relation to Justin?
Let J be Justin's height. Yeah, this problem threw us a curveball: all three guys have names that start with "J." Thanks a lot. We'll just need to be extra vigilant and not forget that it's Justin who is our "J." Now that we have that settled, we can say that Jules is J – 2 inches, and Jonathan is (J – 2) – 3 inches. To keep them straight in the future, we'll refer to them as Big J, Middle J and Little J. We're sure Jonathan is secure enough to handle it.