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What number of paper clips could he have?

Brian has some boxes of paper clips.some boxes hold 10 and some 100 clips.he also has some left over. He has 3 more boxes with 100 than with 10.He has 2 fewer papar clips left over than he had numbers of boxes with 100 pape clips. What number of paper clips could he have?

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 Let X be the number of 10-clip boxes.
 The number of 100 clip boxes is X+3.
The number of stray clips is X+3-2 = x+1
 
The number of paper clips is 10X + 100(x+3) + x+1 =
                                          10X + 100x + 300 + x + 1 =
                                           111x + 301
 
 Now you can generate the number of paper clips be selecting positive
integer values for X.
 
For example, if X=1, then there are 111(1)+301 = 111+301 = 412
That is He has 1 box containing 10 clips, 4 boxes containing 100 clips, and 2 stray clips
 which is 10 + 4x100 + 2 = 412.