# In college, summer vacation is five days more than 5 times the length of winter break. Spring break is one-third as long as winter break. If winter break is r days long, how many days off do college students receive for the three breaks?

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#### Explanation:

If r equals the number of days for winter break then the length of summer break is

and the length of spring break is

To get the total number of days, add all three together to get

Since there are no numerical values expressed the value in days can not be found.

You can only express this in terms of

This is the same as:

#### Explanation:

Breaking the question down into its component parts:

Let summer break be

Let spring break be

Let winter break be

Summer vacation is

5 day more than

5 times

the length of winter break

Spring break is

one third

as long as

winter break

If winter break is

If declared in the question you must use the notation they define.

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The total days of expressed in terms of

Winter

Spring

Summer