Posted by **Maxim** on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4:01am.

Tony and Harry had some stamps. After Tony gave c stamps to Harry, he had 8 more stamps than Harry. How many more stamps than Harry did Tony have at first?

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**MathMate**, Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 6:50am
Let's say we each have two apples.

If I give you one apple, you have three and I have one. So the difference is 2 apples.

If I give you two apples, you have four and I have none, the difference is 4.

We conclude therefore that for every apple I give you, the difference increases by *twice* what I gave you.

Can you solve the problem now?

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