# math

a midwestern music competition awarded 32 ribbons. the number of blue ribbons awarded was 3 less than the number of white ribbons. the number of red ribbons was 2 more than the number of white ribbons. how many of each kind of ribbon was awarded?

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1. make a let statement
letx=white ribbons
letx-3= blue ribbons
letx+2=red ribbons

x+x+2+x-3=32
solve

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2. 11

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3. A midwestern music competition awarded 31 ribbons. The number of blue ribbons awarded was 2 less than the number of white ribbons. The number of red ribbons was 3 more than the number of white ribbons. How many of each kind of ribbon was​ awarded?

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