Amir loves playing fetch with his dog, Peanut. Peanut starts by sitting beside Amir. After Amir throws the ball, Peanut runs to get the ball, and she brings it back. Amir throws the ball 3 times.
On the 1st throw, Amir throws the ball 8 meters.
On the 2nd throw, Amir throws the ball twice as far.
On the 3rd throw, Amir throws the ball 5 meters less than the second throw.
How far does Peanut run in total?
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