DEPRECATED Constructing and solving equations in the real world 2

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Problem

At low tide Abdul finds sea creatures in a large tidal pool. The 4 most abundant creatures he finds are snails, anemones, urchins, and starfish, which total 76 of the sea creatures he finds. He counts 12 times as many snails as starfish. He counts start fraction, 1, divided by, 3, end fraction as many starfish as urchins and 4 times as many snails as anemones. Abdul wants to know how many snails he found.
Write an equation to solve for s, where s represents the number of starfish.
Abdul counts
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0, point, 75
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3, slash, 5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7, slash, 4
  • a mixed number, like 1, space, 3, slash, 4
snails in the tidal pool.