Jack brought 837 big and small antique vases.

He broke 1/10 of the number of big vases and his friend gave him another 47 small

vases.

Hence, the number of small vases that he had was 1/3 of the number of big vases

left.

How many more big vases than small vases had he in the beginning?

Guest Sep 20, 2021

#1**+1 **

Let the number of big vases ==B

Let the number of small vases ==S

B + S ==837....................(1)

0.9B ==Big vases left after 1/10 got broken.

S + 47 - total of small vases.

[S + 47] ==1/3 * 0.9B.......(2), solve for B, S

**B==680 - Big vases that he started with. S==157 - Small vases that he started with.**

**680 - 157 ==523 difference between Big and Small vases**

Guest Sep 22, 2021