Posted by **Amy** on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:13pm.

I need help with a word problem. Stella's sock drawer contains 30 pairs of socks. There are 3 times less 2 the number of pink socks than blue socks. How many pairs of pink socks and blue socks does Stella have?

2-3x + x = 30, 2+2-3x + x = 30 +2,

4x/4 = 32/4, x=8, 8 blue & 22 pink. Did I set this up correctly and is answer correct?

- MaTh -
**Steve**, Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:48pm
the answer is correct, but your equation is wrong

3x-2 + x = 30

4x = 32

Take a look at your arithmetic. The equations don't add up.

- MaTh -
**steve**, Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:33pm
so it should be 3x-2 + x = 30

3x-2+2+x = 30+2

3x+x = 32

4x = 32

4x/4 = 32/4

x=8

- MaTh -
**Amy**, Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7:34pm
so it should be 3x-2 + x = 30

3x-2+2+x = 30+2

3x+x = 32

4x = 32

4x/4 = 32/4

x=8

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