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From: angelica

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2008120918:10:33
Subject: i need help fast now!!!!

i need help on this one word problem can u help me 

so hereis the quetion 

A mural in the aquarium shows octopuses and starfish.
each starfish have 5 arms.
each ostopus have 8 legs.
There are 20 starfish arms in all.
The combined number of starfish arms and octopus legs is 60.
How many octopuses are in the mural? EXPLAIN

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