Trick for the Treat

Candy Trolls
Topic: Algebraic Expressions & Equations
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The Candy Trolls go trick-or-treating, and find a house with a bowl of candy.
Although, this isn't any old sign that says "Take Two Only, Please".
This sign means business. The Candy Trolls must take 48 candies using 9 baskets, and each basket can only take 3 or 6 candies.
So, how will The Candy Trolls solve this tricky problem?
Find out how they solve the trick, for a treat!

Common Core Standards: 6.EE.7
Problem #: 
135 (2012-2013)
Problem Difficulty Level: 5 [?]