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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?

 Oct 13, 2021
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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

 Oct 13, 2021
edited by Straight  Oct 13, 2021
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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.

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Now that's a explanation, or not?

 

Straight

 Oct 13, 2021

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