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A box contains 144 marbles, which are either red or blue. if there are 3 times as many red marbles as there are blue marbles in the box, how many red marbles are in the box

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Given: X: The blue marbles. 3X: The red marbles. A box contains 144 marbles. SOLVING: X + 3X = 144 4X = 144 X = [latex] \frac{144}{4}[/latex] X = 36 ===> The blue marbles. If there are 3 times as many red marbles as there are blue marbles: 3(36) = 108 ===> The red marbles. SOLUTION TESTING: [latex]36+108=144[/latex] [latex] \boxed{144}=\boxed{144}\quad\checkmark\ The\ value\ is\ correct.[/latex] GOOD LUCK...!!!

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