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Question from FREDERICK, a parent:

3 girls shared some hair ribbons in the ratio of 1:1:2 what is the total number of hair ribbons if the third girl got 14 ribbons.

If the girls shared the hair ribbons in the ratio of 1:1:2 then the third girl has twice as many ribbons as the first girl. How many ribbons does the first girl have? How may ribbons does the second girl have?


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