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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

 Aug 2, 2023
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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 

 

7x -2 

 

Set them to equal each other 

 

6x +5 = 7x -2 

 

solve : 

 

x = 7 

 

Thus he has 7 friends smiley

 Aug 3, 2023

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