Joe has some baseball cards, and his brother has 1/3 as many as Joe. Joe has 36 more than his brother. How many does Joe have?

Guest Apr 15, 2021

#1**+2 **

**"Joe has some baseball cards, and his brother has 1/3 as many as Joe. Joe has 36 more than his brother."**

We know that Joe's brother has 1/3 as many as Joe. In the problem, they tell us Joe has 36 more than his brother.

This tells us that 2/3 of Joe's baseball cards are 36.

To figure out what 1/3 of his total is we just have to divide 36 by 2 (because 36 is 2/3 of the total).

36 divided by 2 is 18

18 is 1/3 of the total. We just need to multiply 18 by 3 to get the answer!

18 times 3 is 54

**Joe has 54 baseball cards. **

Hope this helped!

SirAkko Apr 15, 2021

#2**+1 **

b = 1/3 j

j = b + 36 these are given sub first into second equation

j = 1/3j + 36

2/3 j = 36

j = 54 cards

ElectricPavlov Apr 15, 2021