Math
posted by Leigh on .
'bonnie has b stickers. first, bonnie gave away 1/6 of her stickers. Then Bonnie got 12 more stickers, and she has 47. Write an equation, involving B, the corresponds to this situation"

Bonnie has b stickers
after giving away 1/6 of them she has 5/6b left.
She then gets 12 more, now she has (5/6)b + 12
(5/6)b + 12 = 47
(5/6)b = 35
b = 42
check:
she had 42, gave 1/6 or 7 away, leaving her with 35
she then gets 12 more , resulting in 47