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    Total number of cherries on a plate, in a cup, and in a bowl is 780. The plate contains 145 cherries. The number of cherries in the bowl is 4 times the total number of cherries on the plate and in the cup. How many cherries in the cup?

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    This problem could be solved by a system of linear equations, but it can be done easier. So, let's try to figure it out by using one equation only.
    Let x be the number of cherries in ...

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    A system of linear equations is clearly evaluated in this case.