I would prefer to be able to write an equation that could solve this but I can not. I have spent hours thinking about this word problem, It has a picture, but I'll just describe it.
It has been a while since I was in a math class and this problem really blows my mind . Not in an angry way like the emoticon.
There are 3 different colored spheres. Red, white, and blue.
1 red sphere and 1 blue sphere weigh equally as much as 6 white spheres.
1 red sphere and 2 white spheres weigh equally as much as 3 blue spheres.
Each color of sphere has a different weight. How many white spheres will balance with 1 red sphere?
It's either 4 or 2. Its obviously not the other two multiple choice answers. 8 and 6.