George had some cards at first. He gave 1/5 of his cards to his brother and 1/4 of the remainder to his neighbor. After that, George bought 77 cards and had a total of 233 cards in the end. How many cards did George have at first?

DoctorOcopisMonOct Jun 22, 2021

#1**+1 **

g = original cards

gives 1/5 to brother leaving him 4/5 g

gives 1/4 of this amount leaving him 3/4 (4/5 g )

adds 77 cards 3/4 (4/5 g) + 77 = 233 solve for g = 260 cards originally

ElectricPavlov Jun 22, 2021

#2**+1 **

1/5*1/4=1/5 1/5+1/5=2/5 1-2/5=3/5 3/5----)233-77=156

1/5----) 156÷3=52 5/5---)52*5=260

Tgfromthe4 Jun 22, 2021