Jarus has some stamps If he gives 6 stamps lo each ofrite fiends, he wil have 5 stamps left. If he gives 7 stamps to each of his friends, he will be short of 2 stamps.
(a) How many friends does Jarus have?
(b) How many stamps does Jarus have
Use algebra and list the equations for each situation:
6 stamps situation : where x = number of friends
6x + 5
7 stamps situation : x = number of friends
Set them to equal each other
6x +5 = 7x -2
x = 7
Thus he has 7 friends