November 29, 2015

Homework Help: 5th grade math word problem

Posted by tryston on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 4:41pm.

Santa was making up a batch of dolls but could not remember exactly how many of each kind he needed. He knew that he needed 57 in total that 27 had to have blue eyes and 29 had to have fair hair. Also some had to have both features and 3 dolls were needed having blue eyes and fair hair but were not able to say " I love math". Also santa needed a total of 34 dolls able to say " I love Math" of whom 17 needed to have fair hair. Every doll had at least 1 of sthe features named and there was one combination of features not asked for at all. Several children had asked for all 3 features in the one doll. How many fair-haired, blue -eyed dolls saying "I love math" were needed.

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