Erin bought an assortment of pencils. 2/3 of the pencils were orange. 4/5 of the remaining pencil were yellow. There were two green pencils. How many pencils were there altogether?

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Erin bought an assortment of pencils. 2/3 of the pencils were orange. 4/5 of the remaining pencil were yellow. There were two green pencils. How many pencils were there altogether?

Well, 2/3 of the pencil is orange which means 1/3 is a different color. Now 4/5 of the 1/3 is yellow and we know that there is only 1/5 of the 1/3 left. That 1/5 of the pencils is the two green pencil. Now we know that 1/5 of 1/3 or 1/15 = 2 pencil. Therefore there are **30 **pencils in total. Sorry for the confusion.

Mathdory Apr 14, 2021