Marcus and Kevin had the same number of stamps at first. Marcus gave 1/4 of his stamps away and Kevin gave 1/3 of his stamps away. In the end, Kevin had 15 stamps fewer than Marcus. How many stamps did Marcus give away?

swagmastercaillou Aug 16, 2021

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At first, they had the same amount. I will call this x.

Marcus now has 3/4 *x, and Kevin has 2/3 *x.

Marcus has 15 more than kevin, so I can list this as 3/4 *x=2/3 *x +15

1/12 *x=15

x=15*12

x=180.

Marcus gave away 1/4, so I multiply 180 and 1/4, which gets me 45.

Marcus gave away **45 Stamps.**

Ooflord Aug 16, 2021