Posted by **Erik** on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 7:31pm.

Judy and Ramey together have 42 stuffed animals. Judy has 12 fewer animals than Ramey. How many stuffed animals does each girl have?

I know that the answer is Ramey has 27 and Judy has 12 but I don't know how to write the equation for solving it. I figured out the answer by randomly picking numbers til it worked. Can you help me?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 7:47pm
R + (R - 12) = 42

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**Erik**, Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 8:11pm
Thank you Ms. Sue!

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 8:18pm
You're welcome, Erik.

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**Bob**, Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 9:35pm
I think Erik meant to say that Judy had 15, not 12. Then, it solves that 27+ (27-12)=42, right?

My SIL just called asking us this same question...must be at the same place in the book!

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**Lilly**, Monday, September 20, 2010 at 9:13pm
How did you come up with 27? I'm I missing something?

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**peter**, Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 8:11pm
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