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trish sends letters ans postcard to her friends.She needs 37 cents in postage for each letter and 21 cents for each postcard. She spends$3.11 in postage. How many letters and postcards did trisha send in all?

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    you want whole number solutions, ordered pairs, for the equation

    37L + 21P = 311

    This is an example of a Diophantine's equation.
    Somehow I don't think you are studying that topic
    by just doing simple trial and error, I got
    L = 5, and P=6

    check: 5x37 + 6x21 = 311

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