Paula saw 5times as many beetles as spiders. She saw 6 more spiders than caterpillars. If Paula saw 50 insects and spiders,how many of each kind did she see?
math - PsyDAG, Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:33pm
Assuming you have no typos, let s = #spiders, then #beetles = 5s and #caterpillars = s-6
s + 5s + (s-6) = 50 = 7s - 6
Find s, then the other numbers.