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Posted by **LIDIA** on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:06pm.

- MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!! -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:10pmNo. 6 isn't the answer to either question.

Let x = the number of white buttons.

x + 3x = 36

- MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!! -
**LIDIA**, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:13pmIs it 12

- MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!! -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:22pmLet's see. 3 times 12 = 36. That takes care of the red buttons. What about the white buttons?

- MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!! -
**LIDIA**, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:41pmw + 3w= 4w

36/4 my answer 9 white, 9red

- MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!! -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:49pmOh, my. When I went to school, 9 + 9 equaled 18.

But your problem states there are three times as many red buttons as white buttons.

How about?

9 white buttons

27 red buttons

- MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!! -
**LIDIA**, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:53pmthank you very much

- MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!! -
**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 7:06pmYou're very welcome.

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