# Mrs. Mahoney Went Shopping

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1. ### nycmathguy

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Mrs. Mahoney went shopping for some canned goods which were on sale. She bought three times as many cans of tomatoes as cans of peaches and two times as many cans of tuna as cans of peaches. If Mrs. Mahoney purchased a total of 24 cans, how many of each can did she buy?

Let me see.

This one involves lots of words to throw me into a loop.

Cans of tomatoes = 3x

Can of peaches = x

Cans of tuna = 2x

Total number of cans = 24

Set Up:

3x + x + 2x = 24

Yes?

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nycmathguy, Jan 26, 2022

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correct

MathLover1, Jan 26, 2022
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It's a miracle. I got this set up right.

nycmathguy, Jan 26, 2022
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Now complete it: 3x+ x+ 2x= ?x= 24
So what is x? How many cans of each type did she buy?

(You realize that x must be a positive integer.)

Country Boy, Jan 26, 2022

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