If Alan gives 120 paper cranes to Ben,both of them will have the same number of cranesFlweewa wrote:Hi,

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Alan and Ben folded some paper cranes.If Alan gives 120 paper

cranes to Ben,both of them will have the same number of cranes.If Ben gives 18 paper cranes to Alan, Alan will have 7 times as many paper cranes as Ben.how many paper cranes does Alan have?

Referring to the above statement in red. It would be helpful in the future for other questions you recognize immediately it means Alan has 240 more cranes then Ben.

If Ben gives 18 paper cranes to Alan, Alan will have 7 times as many paper cranes as Ben.

This second statement, imagines if ben reduce by 18, and Alan gain by 18. The gap between the is now 240 +18 + 18 = 276

Modelling it would look like below,

uuuuuuu <- 7u

u <-1u

Gap is 6u. Gap is also 276

6u = 276

u = 276/6 = 46

ben actually has u + 18 = 46+18 = 64

Alan has 240 more = 64 + 240 = 304 ####