Paul and Harry each had a collection of fossils. Harry had 2/5 as many fossils as Paul. When Paul lost 20 fossils, Harry then had twice as many as Paul. How many fossils were in Paul's collection at first?

Guest May 27, 2021

#1**+1 **

P, 2/5P

2/5p = 2(p - 20)

2p = 10p - 200

p = 25

Thanks for you help Electric

WillBillDillPickle May 27, 2021

#2**+2 **

h = 2/5 p This is given

then

h = (p-20) * 2 sub in the red equation

2/5 p = 2p -40

-8/5 p = -40

p = 40 * 5/8 = 25 origianlly had paul

ElectricPavlov May 27, 2021