Nora and Renata had an equal number of polished stones at first. After Nora received 65 more stones and Renata lost 23 stones, Nora had three times as many stones as Renata. How many stones did they have altogether at first?

Guest Sep 16, 2021

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Let the number of polished stones that Nora and Renata had =N =R

N == R

R + 65==3 [R - 23]

R + 65==3R - 69

3R - R ==69 + 65

2R ==134

**R == 134 polished stones they started with, or 134/2==67 stones each**

Guest Sep 16, 2021