# Mrs. Garcia puts 57 cans on a shelf. She puts an equal number of cans in each of 9 rows and puts 3 cans in the last row. How many cans does she put in each of the 9 equal rows?

Mar 21, 2018

57-3=54
54$\div i \mathrm{de}$9=6
6 in each row

#### Explanation:

1. take of the 3 thats left over
2. divide it by 9 to find out how many cans are on each shelf
3. the amount that you get when you divide is the answer
Mar 21, 2018

6 cans per row

#### Explanation:

Set up an equation where x represents the unknown number of cans per row:

$9 x + 3 = 57 \rightarrow$ 9 rows of x cans added to 1 row of 3 cans equals 57 cans

$9 x = 54$

$x = 6 \rightarrow$ 6 cans per row