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 October 24th, 2018, 08:33 PM #1 Member   Joined: Sep 2018 From: Japan Posts: 35 Thanks: 2 How many beads In a box, (5/8 ) of the beads were red, (1/3) of the remaining beads were green and the rest were blue. After (5/6) of the blue beads and 5 green beads were used, 128 were left. How many beads were there in the box at first? My work: I couldn't get far, but this is what I got. Red = r Green = g Blue = b (5/8 )r + (1/8 )(g - 5) + (2/8 )(b - 5/6) = Total - 128
 October 25th, 2018, 05:37 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,145 Thanks: 1003 t = total beads r = 5t/8 g = (t - 5t/8)/3 = t/8 b = t - r - g = 2t/8 t - (5/6)b - 5 = 128 t - (5/6)(2t/8) - 5 = 128 Hope you're not too tired to finish it! Thanks from xoritos
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 Originally Posted by Denis Hope you're not too tired to finish it!

Not at all, and thank you.

 October 25th, 2018, 06:34 PM #4 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,145 Thanks: 1003 Doritos is an American brand of flavored tortilla chips....
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 Originally Posted by Denis Doritos is an American brand of flavored tortilla chips....
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