Mathematics
Samuelsen784
2015-11-16 01:25:27
Consider the phrase "The number of blue markers in a drawer is 4 more than twice the number of red markers." Write an expression for the total number of markers in the drawer using only the variable r, which will represent the number of red markers. First, write an expression for the number of blue markers in the drawer. What is the expression for the total number of markers in the drawer? Enter your answer in the box.
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cassiebarker23
2015-11-16 01:47:01

Let the number of blue markers be b, and let the number of red markers be r. "The number of blue markers in a drawer is 4 more than twice the number of red markers."  means that:     b = 4 + 2r   because: ""The number of blue markers." :       b                        "is"                        :      =                      "4 more than"         :     +4 "twice the number of red markers":    2r Answer: b = 4 + 2r

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