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A-12.

Write an equation that represents the following problem.

Susan is buying three different colors of tiles for her kitchen floor. She is buying $107$ red tiles, and three times as many navy blue tiles as beige tiles. If Susan buys $435$ tiles altogether, how many tiles of each color does she buy?

Let b equal the number of beige tiles. Your equation should start with “$435 =$” and use $b$ as the only variable. You do not have to solve the equation.

Choose a number for the amount of beige tiles.

 Beige Navy-blue($\times3$) Red($107$) Total Tiles $\\$

Multiply the number of beige tiles by $3$ to get the number of navy-blue tiles.

Add the beige, red, and navy-blue tiles together to get the total number of tiles Susan bought. Did your total come out to $435$? If not, try another number for the beige.