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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..

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