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Malody had 120 stamps more than Jeremy. After Melody gave 30 stamps to Jeremy, she had twice as many stamps as him. How many stamps did they have altogether?

 

 

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Answer

Let Jeremy have X stamps.

So Melody has X +120 stamps.

Melody gave 30 stamps to Jeremy, and now she has twice as many stamps.

So (X + 120) – 30 = 2 (X + 30)
X + 90 = 2X + 60
X = 90 – 60 = 30

So Jeremy has 30 stamps, and Melody has 30 + 120 = 150 stamps

Together, they have 30 + 150 = 180 stamps #

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