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?

Guest 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

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