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Please help with the following Q:

Jack and Alison each had some beads. Alison had 72 beads more than jack. After Jack and Alison gave away the same number of beads, Alison has four times as many beads left as Jack.

How many beads do they have left altogether ?.

Kindly explain the solution.

TIA

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You may wish to use algebra to solve this question. Take the number of beads given away by each of them as “x”.

So Alison is left with 1u+72 – x  and

Jack is left with 1u- x

The question states that Alison has 4 times as many beads left as Jack. 

1u-x multiplied by 4 = 4u- 4x

So 1u+72- x equals to 4u- 4x

I guess you can solve the question from here. Hope this helps 🙂

 

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As both Jack and Alison gave away the same amount of beads, the difference before and after remains the same. 

4 -1 = 3

72/3 = 24(1u)

24 x 5 = 120

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