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Vernon has 2/5 as many stamps as Walsh at first. They then sold the same number of stamps each. Vernon now has 57 stamps which is one-third the number of stamps Walsh have. Find the number of stamps each of them had at first.

 Aug 16, 2021
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Let me express this using algebra. Vernon is V, Walsh is W, and the number of staps sold per person is X.

V= 2/5W which is 5/2V= W

V-X=57

W-X=57*3

Let me bring V= 2/5W into W-X=57*3 first.

5/2V-X=57*3

We can subtract V-X=57 from 5/2V-X=57*3

3/2V=57*3 -57

3/2V=114

V=76

Okay, almost done!

Let's bring V=76 into 5/2V= W

So W= 190 and V=76

Any questions? I hope this helped.

 Aug 16, 2021

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