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# Need help with this question,thank you in advance.

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At first James had an equal number of red and blue stickers. He gave away 2/3 of his red stickers and some blue stickers. In the end, he was left with 1/4 of his stickers. What fraction of his blue stickers did James give away?

How many red stickers did James have if he had given 125 blue stickers away?

May 18, 2021

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let x = # of red and blue stickers

2x = total stickers

$$2x-\frac23x-125=\frac14\cdot2x$$

$$2x-\frac{2}{3}x=\frac{1}{2}x+125$$

$$\frac{5}{6}x=125$$

$$5x=750$$

$$x=150$$

Question #1: $$\frac{125}{150}=\frac{5}{6}$$

Question #2: 150

May 18, 2021

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let x = # of red and blue stickers

2x = total stickers

$$2x-\frac23x-125=\frac14\cdot2x$$

$$2x-\frac{2}{3}x=\frac{1}{2}x+125$$

$$\frac{5}{6}x=125$$

$$5x=750$$

$$x=150$$

Question #1: $$\frac{125}{150}=\frac{5}{6}$$

Question #2: 150

mworkhard222 May 18, 2021
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Very nice, mworkhard    !!!!   CPhill  May 18, 2021
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Agreed

apsiganocj  May 18, 2021