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In a box of paper clips,3/8 of them are white,5/12 of them are red, and the rest are blue. There are 24 more red paper clips than white paper clips. How many paper clips are there in the box?

 Apr 6, 2020
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Total number  =  x

White             =  (3/8)x

Red               =  (5/12)x

 

There are 24 more red than white:  Red  =  White + 24

                                                    (5/12)x  =  (3/8)x  +  24

multiply by 24:                                   10x  =  9x + 576

                                                             x  =  576

 Apr 6, 2020

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