Posted by **shohanur** on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 3:44pm.

david and joseph have a total of 328 marbles. Mathew and david have 176 marbles. joseph has 5 times as many as Mathew. how many marbles does david have?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 4:08pm
math - Reiny, Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 3:10pm

d + j = 328

m+d = 176

j = 5m

put j = 5m into the first to find d

then put d into the second to find m

Now you know everybody's marbles

math - shohanur, Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 3:32pm

I don't get it

**What part don't you get?**

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**shohanur**, Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 6:01pm
the put j=5m.... part

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 6:06pm
Joseph has 5 times as many as Mathew

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