Posted by **joi** on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 9:19am.

The number of Samad's stamps is 30% of Derrick's stamps. The number of Derrick's stamps is 40% of Bee Hua's stamps. If they have 608 stamps, how many stamps does Derrick have?

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 9:42am
S=.3D

D=.4B

B+D+S=608

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**joi**, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 9:46am
sorry i can't get it, pls explain further. tks

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 11:58am
first equation, combine that with the second and third equation.

S=.3D

S=.3*.4D

Put that into the last equation.

1) B+D+.12D=608

now, solve for B in the second equation

B=D/.4=2.5D Now put that in your equation 1) above, solve for D

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