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posted by fabiola moreno .
15 insects in all
5 grasshoppers
one fourth as many crikets as ladybugs

G= 5
L + C = 10 since the total is 15.
1/4 as many C as L; therefore,
1/4 L + L = 10
Solve for L, then C.
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