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?

Guest 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.

amygdaleon305 Apr 23, 2021