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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?

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    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.

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