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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?

 Sep 21, 2021
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How many stamps did John have at first?

 

Hello PCGeorge!

 

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

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

 

115 stamps did John have at first.

laugh  !
 

 Sep 21, 2021

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