Posted by **logan** on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 5:35pm.

trish sends letters ans postcard to her friends.She needs 37 cents in postage for each letter and 21 cents for each postcard. She spends$3.11 in postage. How many letters and postcards did trisha send in all?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 5:56pm
you want whole number solutions, ordered pairs, for the equation

37L + 21P = 311

This is an example of a Diophantine's equation.

Somehow I don't think you are studying that topic

by just doing simple trial and error, I got

L = 5, and P=6

check: 5x37 + 6x21 = 311

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