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    8th grade math problem involving pizzas and some kind of algebra

    I have a problem where there are 3 people making 3 different kinds of pizza. it shows me how many pizzas were made by each person for each of 5 hours. Cheese: 6, 12, 8, 16, 12 Pepperoni: 5, 2, 7, 4, 9 and Veggie: 2, 8, 4, 16, 8. Then it goes directly to: the last hour(hour 10) 210 pizzas were made for each type of pizza. how many were cheese, veggie, pepperoni?
    I actually found the answer but have no idea how they got the answer. Can anyone help?
    Thanks!
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    What was your answer? How did you find it?
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    The answers I found somewhere online:
    Cheese 128
    pepperoni 10
    veggie 72

    or I may have written it wrong and it's
    cheese 72
    veggie 128
    pepperoni 10
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    It's not clear to me how these answers were arrived at with the information you have given.
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    ok, I think I have it figured out, but not sure if there is a simpler way:

    Cheese pizza: hour 1=6 hour 2=12 hour 3=8 hour 4=16 hour 5=12
    (if this pattern is correct then hour 6=24 hour 7=20 hour 8=40 hour 9=36 and hour 10=72)

    Pepperoni: hour 1=5 hour 2=2 hour 3=7 hour 4=4 hour 5=9 (hour 6=6 hour 7=11 hour 8=8 hour 9=13 hour 10=10)

    veggie: hour 1=2 hour 2=8 hour 3=4 hour 4=16 hour 5=8 (hour 6=32 hour 7=16 hour 8=64 hour 9=32 hour 10=128)

    So now: do I solve for ALL 10 hours? Or just the 10th hour? and isn't there an easier way to solve than have to rack my brain searchign for complex patterN?
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    Please post something more clear or people may not be able to answer you
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    I'd love to post something more clear, but that's the problem and I don't know how to answer the problem.
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