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Janes aquarium holds goldfish, turtles, and snails. there are 16 legs, 10 shells, and 36 eyes. how many creatures of each type are in the aquarium? (Hint: snails have one leg and one shell)

Please please help me. I figured out there are 12 pets(I think) but i can not find out anything else

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    36/2 = 18

    Since each creature has 2 eyes each, there must be 18 pets.

    10 of these pets have shells; so there must be 10 snails and turtles combined, leaving:

    8 goldfish

    2 turtles (2 shells and 8 legs)

    8 snails (8 shells and 8 legs)

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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    You're very welcome.

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