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Andy and Marcus each bought the same storybook and both of them started reading their books on the same day. Marcus read 3 fewer pages than Andy each day. Marcus took 80 days to finish his storybook while Andy took 30 days fewer than him. Find the number of pages in the storybook.

Let N be the number of pages that Marcus reads each day and N + 3 the number that Andy reads each day

Note { it takes Andy 50 days to finish....so we have

80N = 50 (N + 3)

80N = 50N + 150

80N - 50N = 150

30N = 150

N = 150 / 30 = 5

Number of pages in the story book = 80(5) = 400

CPhill May 21, 2021