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In a box of coloured pencils 1/6 are blue, 5/12 are green, 1/3 are red and the remainder of 108 are yellow. How many pencil are in the box?

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  1. 1/6 = 2/12
    5/12 = 5/12
    1/3 = 4/12

    2/12 + 5/12 + 4/12 = 11/12
    so
    1/12 = yellow

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  2. X pencils in the box.
    x/6 + 5x/12 + x/3 + 108 = X.
    2x/12 + 5x/12 + 4x/12 + 108 = X,
    11x/12 + 108 = X,
    X = 1296.

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