There are 27 red or blue marbles in a bag. The number of red marbles is five less than three times the number of blue marbles. How many red marbles are in the back how many blue marbles are in the bag

Guest Mar 23, 2020

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x=The number of red marbles

y=The number of blue marbles

Equation 1: x+y=27

Equation 2: x=3y-5

27-y=3y-5

3y+y=27+5

y=8

x=3y-5

x=3*8-5

x= 19

The number of red marbles is 19

The number of blue marbles is 8

CalTheGreat Mar 23, 2020

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Best Answer

x=The number of red marbles

y=The number of blue marbles

Equation 1: x+y=27

Equation 2: x=3y-5

27-y=3y-5

3y+y=27+5

y=8

x=3y-5

x=3*8-5

x= 19

The number of red marbles is 19

The number of blue marbles is 8

CalTheGreat Mar 23, 2020