Cupcake Colors

Question

Nine cupcakes, all black and white.

Together, Juan and Carla made 9 cupcakes to match the colors of the American flag. Each cupcake had 1 color of icing.

They made 1 fewer blue cupcake than red cupcakes.

They made twice as many red cupcakes as white cupcakes.

How many cupcakes of each color did they make?



Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 2