Luis had 120 more balloons than Mel. After Mel gave

away 1/5 of his balloons, he had 184 fewer balloons than Luis.

(a) How many balloons did Luis have?

(b) How many balloons did Mel have in the end?

Guest Oct 13, 2021

#1**0 **

Luis has (\(280\)) balloons and Mel has (\(160\)) balloons, difference: (\(120 \)).

Mel gives him (\(\frac{1}{5}\)) balloons, so that means he gives him (\(32\)) balloons.

Now Luis has (\(312\)) balloons and Mel has (\(128 \)) balloons.

Straight

Straight Oct 13, 2021

#2**0 **

Wait, I find something that would be right, am I?

\((184-120)*\frac{1}{5}\) and this is: (\(12.8\)), isn't it like 128 balloons? (128 balloons for Mel that he got at the end)

And if you got 128 ballons, add 184 balloons, and then you got (\(128+184=\)) 312 balloons,

and the 312 balloons are for Luis. Suddenly just remembered that, the answer.

Now that's a explanation, or not?

Straight

Straight Oct 13, 2021