anonymous
  • anonymous
The number of candy bars Sarah can eat is 3 times the amount her dog can eat. On a Monday in the month of January, Sarah and her dog ate a total of 40 bars! How many did Sarah eat?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
lets call "x" to the number of candy bars Sarah can eat and "y" to the amount the dog can eat, our first equation would be: "The number of candy bars Sarah can eat is 3 times the amount her dog can eat" translate it to X and y language: "X is 3 times Y" and to equations: \[x=3y\] it is your turn to write the second one: "Sarah and her dog ate a total of 40 bars"

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