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# Money Mayhem

In Shmithalithaophogous the currency is marbles. A yellow one is equal to about 87 American dollars. A green one is twice that. A red one is a third of a green one. A blue one is 4x a red one. A purple one is 10% of a blue marble.

What would be the simplest combination to make $1856?

What would be the simplest combination to make $1856?

### Answer

First, you must establish what the values are.Yellow-87

Green-174

Red-58

Blue-232

Purple-23.2

Then, you divide 1856 by 232 to see how many blue marbles are needed. The answer is 8 blue marbles.

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