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Ben and Katie worked together to deliver newspapers. Ben delivered 5 out of every 8 newspapers. When they finished the job, Katie had delivered 8 fewer newspapers than Ben. How many newspapers did Ben deliver?

 May 23, 2022
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Let's say they delivered x newspapers in total,

     so Ben delivered 5/8x newspapers

          Katie delivered 3/8x newspapers

      we know Katie delivered 8 fewer than Ben

               so 5/8x - 3/8x = 8

                              2/8x = 8

                              1/4x = 8

                                  x = 32
                            so 5/8 * 32 = 20

                            so Ben delivered 20 newspapers

 May 23, 2022
edited by Slimesewer  May 23, 2022

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