Mathematical word problem

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35 ribbons were awarded....the number of blue ribbons was 3 less than the number of white ribbons. The number of red ribbons was 2 more than the number of white ribbons. How many of each kind of ribbon was awarded?

Jul 10th, 2015

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35 total ribbons

x = white ribbons
x-3 = blue ribbons
x+2 = red ribbons

35= x+x-3+x+2
35= 3x -1
36 =3x
12 = x
12 white ribbons
9 blue ribbons
14 red ribbons

12+14+9 = 35

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