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Jay had 1/8 as many markers as Cody. When Cody gave half of his markers to Jay, he then had 4 fewer markers than his friend. How many markers did Cody have at first?

 Apr 14, 2021
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Originally   j = 1/8 c

 

then cody gives 1/2 to jay

 

j + 1/2 c   =   1/2 c  + 4         sub in the red equation

1/8c + 1/2 c = 1/2 c + 4

c = 32  originally              ( j = 1/8 c = 4)

 Apr 14, 2021

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