# Blowing Bubbles

Pro Problems > Math > Algebra > Equations > Systems of Equations > Word Problems > Many Variables## Blowing Bubbles

Each of five children blow some bubbles. The number of bubbles blown by the first child equals the number of bubbles blown by the second and third children combined. The number of bubbles blown by the second child is ten less than the number of bubbles blown by the third and fourth children combined. The number of bubbles blown by the third child is the number of bubbles blown by the fifth child, minus the number of bubbles blown by the fourth child. If the fifth child blew 32 bubbles, how many bubbles were blown by the first and fourth children combined?

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