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What Color Is
Your Balloon?

Use these math-based puzzles, problems, and brainteasers as icebreakers, transition fillers, and ready-made math challenges -- to help answer the age-old kids' question: 'Why do we need to learn Math?'


Directions: Jeremy is selling balloons at the parade. He has 20 balloons to sell. Jeremy has

  • 3 red balloons;
  • 1 fewer yellow balloons than red balloons;
  • 1 more blue balloons than red balloons;
  • as many green balloons as yellow and blue balloons combined.

The rest of his balloons are white.

How many balloons of each color does Jeremy have to sell?

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