Allie collected 15 more cans of food than Peyton. Ling collected 8 more than Allie. Ling collected 72 cans of food. How many cans of food did Allie, Peyton, and Ling collect in all?

opatovaL 2021-03-05 Answered
Allie collected 15 more cans of food than Peyton. Ling collected 8 more than Allie. Ling collected 72 cans of food. How many cans of food did Allie, Peyton, and Ling collect in all?
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Corben Pittman
Answered 2021-03-06 Author has 83 answers
Let x be the number of cans of food Peyton collected so that Allie collected x+15 and Ling collected (x+15)+8=x+23 cans of food. Given that Ling collected 72 cans of food, we can write:
x+23=72
Solve for xx. Subtract 23 from both sides:
x=49
So, Peyton collected 4949 and Allie collected 49+15=6449+15=64 cans of food. Overall, they collected a total of:
49+64+72=185 cans of food
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