Miranda is packing eggs in cartons. Each carton holds 12 eggs. She has already filled 3 cartons. How many more eggs does she need at least to fill at least 17 cartons?
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She needs 17×12=204 eggs to fill exactly 17 cartons. The number of eggs, n, she needs to fill the remaining cartons is 204-36=168. So n≥168. This can be written n≥12(17-3).

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