17 July, 20:34
555 grams of wool were needed to knit a sweater, a hat and a scarf. The hat required 5 times less wool than the sweater and 5 grams more than the scarf. How many grams of wool did each item require?
17 July, 22:13
I assume that by "five times less" you mean "1/5 as much" - - if so, then we have, using the scarf as the basic measure,
x + x+5 + 5 (x+5) = 555
7x = 525
x = 75
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