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Will and Elvin had an equal number of bookmarks. After Will gave away 29 bookmarks and Elvin gave away 48 bookmarks, Will had 2 times as many bookmarks as Elvin. How many bookmarks did each have at first?

 Apr 26, 2021
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Let's assume Will and Elvin had \(x\) no. of bookmarks at first. 

After Will gave away 29 bookmarks and Elvin gave away 48 bookmarks, Will had 2 times as many bookmarks as Elvin.

So, according to question

\(x-29=2(x-48)\)

\(x-29=2x-96\)

\(x=67\)

 

∴ Will and Elvin had 67 bookmarks each, at first. 

 

~Hope this helps :) 

 Apr 26, 2021

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