John had 50 stamps more than Tom. After Tom had given John 35 stamps, John had 5 times as many stamps as Tom had left. How many stamps did John have at first?

How many stamps did John have at first?

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\(j=t+50\\ j+35=5(t-35)\\ j=5t-210\\j=t+50\\ 5t-210=t+50\)

\(t=65\\ j=115\)

115 stamps did John have at first.

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