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Last year a bonsai lemon tree grew half as much as a dwarf lemon tree. A full size lemon tree grew three times as much as the dwarf lemon. Together the three trees grew inches. Write and solve an equation to determine how much each tree grew. Make sure you clearly identify your variable.

Create a variable expression using the information given in the problem.

Try relating each tree to the dwarf lemon tree. How can each tree be represented if the dwarf lemon tree is ?

Full size lemon tree:
Bonsai lemon tree:

Bonsai tree grew inch.
Dwarf tree grew inches.
Full size tree grew inches.