Tom and Henry had the same number of marbles. Tom gave away 1/2 of his marbles. Henry gave away 3/4 of his marbles. Then, Henry had 16 fewer marbles than Tom. How many marbles did Tom and Henry each have at first?

Guest May 11, 2021

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t = h initially

then

t - 1/2 t = h- 3/4 h + 16 sub in t = h

h - 1/2 h = 1/4 h + 16

1/2h - 1/4 h = 16

1/4 h = 16

h = 64 each had 64 originally 128 total

ElectricPavlov May 11, 2021

#1**+3 **

Best Answer

t = h initially

then

t - 1/2 t = h- 3/4 h + 16 sub in t = h

h - 1/2 h = 1/4 h + 16

1/2h - 1/4 h = 16

1/4 h = 16

h = 64 each had 64 originally 128 total

ElectricPavlov May 11, 2021