In a box of paper clips,3/8 of them are white,5/12 of them are red, and the rest are blue. There are 24 more red paper clips than white paper clips. How many paper clips are there in the box?

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  1. In a box of paper clips, 3/8 of them are white, 5/12 of them are red, and the rest are blue. There are 24 more red paper clips than white paper clips. How many paper clips are there in the box?

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  2. If there are x in the box, then

    5/12 x = 3/8 x + 24
    Multiply by 24 and you have
    10x = 9x+576
    x = 576

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