Posted by LIDIA on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:06pm.
There are 36 buttons in a jar. There are 3 times as many red buttons as white. 1. how many white buttons are there? 2. how many red buttons are there? My answer is 6,am i right?

MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!!  Ms. Sue, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:10pm
No. 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 6:13pm
Is it 12

MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!!  Ms. Sue, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:22pm
Let'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 6:41pm
w + 3w= 4w
36/4 my answer 9 white, 9red

MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!!  Ms. Sue, Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 6:49pm
Oh, 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 6:53pm
thank you very much

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

MATH PLEASE HELP!!!!!  Lovely, Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 3:14am
20 is it correct?
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