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Use Guess and Check to solve the following problem. Write your answer in a complete sentence.   

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

Choose a number for the amount of beige tiles.

Add  to the number of beige tiles to give you the number of red tiles.

Multiply the number of beige tiles by 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 ? If not, try another number for the beige.

Complete the table in the eTool below to determine how many tiles of each color were purchased.
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