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On March 1st, Kenny and Linny had jars containing the same number of pennies. One month later, Kenny has two more than three times Kenny’s original number of pennies, while Linny has seven fewer than four times Linny’s original number. If Linny has eight more pennies than Kenny, how many pennies did they each start with on March 1st?

 May 15, 2020
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Let  x  be the number of pennies they each had to start with.

A month later, Kenny has 2 + 3x pennies while Linny has 4x - 7 pennies.

4x - 7 = 8 + (2 + 3x)

4x - 7 = 10 + 3x

x = 17

 May 15, 2020

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