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# Marco has 6 times as many stamps as Ben. Together, they have 42 stamps. How many more stamps does Marco have than Ben?

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Marco has 6 times as many stamps as Ben. Together, they have 42 stamps. How many more stamps does Marco have than Ben?

Nov 17, 2021

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Marco has 36 more stamps than Ben.

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... 30 more stamps than Ben.

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Using algebra:

If Marco has 6 as many stamps as ben,

You can let Ben = x

Then Marco would be 6x

A ll of the stamps combined would be 7x, which is equal to 42

Therefore: 7x = 42 and x = 6

Once you know x you know that Ben is 6 (x) and that Marco is 36 (6x)

These are the 2 amounts, you can also re-check by adding them (42) and making sure they add up to the total (42).

With the two amounts of both Ben and Marco, you can simplay find the difference by subtracting Marcos amount with Bens, (36-6).

This is equal to 30, therefore Marco has 30 more stamps than Ben.

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Thanks for the question, glad i could help, tell me if you understood.

Nov 17, 2021
edited by William.Moe  Nov 17, 2021