Max has 5 times as many baseball cards as Paul. If Paul had 28 more baseball cards, the two boys would have exactly the same amount. How many baseball cards does Max have?

Guest Sep 2, 2021

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Let's make a system of equations to express the system to make it easier to not make a mistake (as the guest answerer unfortunately did).

m = max's baseball cards

p = pauls baseball cards

5p = m

p + 28 = m

... using substitution of the term m...

5p = p + 28

4p = 28

p = 7

... solve for m...

5p = m

5*7 = m

m = 35

Therefore, Max has 35 baseball cards.

helperid1839321 Sep 2, 2021