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QThere are 36 Colored pencils, they are either red or green

There are 36 Colored pencils, they are either red or green. for every green pencil, there are 3 red pencils. How many Red pencils are there?


I figured the answer to be:

27 = Red

9 = Green


The only problem is that I cannot figure out the formula to do so. I had to physically draw it out and cancel one figure per 3 sets.

Help?!

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#1khalidaAnswered at 2013-04-15 14:22:05
There are 36 Colored pencils, they are either red or green. for every green pencil, there are 3 red pencils. How many Red pencils are there? ---- The ratio of green to red is 1:3 which is the same as x to 3x where x is # of green pencils and 3x is # of red pencils. ---- Equation: x + 3x = 36 4x = 36 x = 9 (# of green pencils) 3x = 3*27 (# of red pencils) =================================== Cheers, Stan H. ===============
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