PROBLEM: Bottles and Cans
Three neighbors named Quincy, Penny, and Rosa
took part in a local recycling drive. Each spent a Saturday afteroon
collecing all of the aluminum cans and glass bottles he or she
could. At the end of the afternoon each person counted up what
he or she had gathered, and they discovered that even though Penny
had collected three times as many cans as Quincy and Quincy had
collected four times as many bottles as Rosa, each had collected
exactly the same number of items, and the three as a group had
collected exactly as many cans as bottles. Added together, the
three collected fewer than 200 items in all. How many cans and
bottles did each collect?
Use a spreadsheet.
Set up equations.
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