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Chloe and Sam had an eqaul number of apples at first. Chloe bought 3 more apples and Sam bought 23 more apples. Chloe then had 60% as many apples as Sam. How many apples did Sam have at first?

Apr 22, 2021

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Let's assume that Chloe and Sam had $$x$$ apples at first.

So then,

$$x+3={60 \over 100}(x+23)$$

$$100x+300=60x+1380$$

$$40x=1080$$

$$x=27$$

∴ Sam had 27 apples at first.

Apr 23, 2021