Nathan had 5/6 as many pennies as Ryan. Ryan gave five tenths of his pennies to Nathan and had 50 fewer pennies than his friend. How many pennies did Ryan have at first?

Guest Jun 24, 2022

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let r = # of pennies ryan has

let n = # of pennies nathan has

n = (5/6)r

r - (5/10)r = n - 50

r - (5/10)r = (5/6)r - 50

.5r = (5/6)r - 50

solve for r, r = 150

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