How Many Stickers...?
Date: 8/25/96 at 4:41:26 From: Raymond Subject: How Many Stickers...? James has twice as many stickers as John. John has twice as many stickers as Pete. If the three boys have 840 stickers altogether, how may stickers does John have?
Date: 8/25/96 at 18:36:35 From: Doctor Paul Subject: Re: How Many Stickers...? James has x stickers. So then John was 2*x stickers and Pete has 2*(2*x) stickers. All together they have 840, so: 7*x = 840 Divide both sides by seven and get: x = 120 so James has 120 stickers.. Regards, -Doctor Paul, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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