Edi bought some sweets. On Thursday, he gave some sweets to his friends. The number of sweets given on Thursday was 3/5 the number of sweets left. On Friday, he gave 130 sweets from the sweets left on Thursday to his neighbours. The total number of sweets given over the 2 days was 4 more than 9/16 of the number of sweets Edi had at first.

(a) How many sweets did Edi buy?

(b) How many sweets were left after the two days?

johnnyyp1dee Oct 11, 2023

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Call the original number of sweets = S

Call the sweets he gave to his friends on Thursday = T

(S - T) = sweets left after Thursday

Sweets given on Thursday = (3/5) of what was left

T = (3/5)(S-T) simplify

(8/5)T = (3/5)S

8T = 3S

T = (3/8)S (1)

Sweets given on Friday = 130

Sweets given over 2 days = 4 more the (9/16) of what he started with

T + 130 = (9/16)S + 4

T + 126 = (9/16)S (2)

Sub (1) into (2)

(3/8)S + 126 = (9/16)S

126 = (9/16 - 3/8)S

126 = (9/16 - 6/16)S

126 = (3/16)S

S = 126 * 16/3 = 672 = number of sweets Edi had at first

Sweets given after 2 days = 672 - [ (9/16)(672) + 4 ] = (7/16)(672) - 4 = 290

Sweets left after 2 days = 672 - 290 = 382

CPhill Oct 11, 2023