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Algebraic Expressions in Word Problems

3. Lisa is coloring her creation. The blue color used is 50% of the green color used, yellow is 5% of the blue color used, and brown is 7% of the amount of green used. She wants to find the total amount of color used by her.
a. Find the total amount of color used by Lisa using an algebraic expression.
b. Comment on the kind of factors of the simplified algebraic expression.

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This shows how to use an explain an algebraic expression.