Tanya distributes pencils to students in her class for an upcoming test. The number of pencils she hands out is given by the equation p = 3s, where p is the number of pencils and s is the number of students. If there are 16 students in Tanya's class, how many pencils did she distribute?

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Plug in the values you know. That value would be s(or students)=16. So you would get p=3(16). 3x16 is equal to 48 so p is equal to 48.


p = 3s          s = 16 p = 3*16 p = 48 She distributed 48 pencils.

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