Posted by **Lesly** on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 5:24pm.

Simon and Jimmy had 167 stamps

altogether. Simon gave 4/7 of his stamps to Trina, and Jimmy gave 37 stamps to Trina. Simon and Jimmy had the same number of stamps left. How many stamps did Jimmy have in the beginning?

Please Help ME:

I need a formula

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**Reiny**, Monday, January 3, 2011 at 5:41pm
let the number of stamps that Simon has be x

then the number of stamps that Jimmy has be 167-x

Simon gives 4/7 of his to Trina, so he has (3/7)x left

Jimmy gives 37 to Trina, so he has 167-x - 37 or 130-x left

but now they have the same

solve : (3/7)x = 130 - x

hint: multiply both sides by 7 etc.

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**Anonymous**, Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 1:53pm
72

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**Anonymous**, Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:43pm
Pretty sure it's 76.

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**tiny t**, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:50pm
Simon started with 91 and Jimmy started with 76. Trina has 89 when it is done.

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