A magician has 3 more red hats than black hats and 4 fewer purple hats than black hats and has 14 hatsin all. How many hats of each color does he have. Show how you got the answer.
math - drwls, Monday, September 14, 2009 at 7:28am
You can get the answer by using algebra or by guessing the number of black and seeing what works.
Perhaps you are not learning algebra yet.
If I guess there are 5 black hats, then there are 8 red ones and 1 purple one. The sum is 14. So that's the answer.
math - Dr Russ, Monday, September 14, 2009 at 7:30am
substitute for P and R
solve from here