Posted by **milly** on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 7:25pm.

naomi macy and sebastian have 234 stamps in all. naomi gives 16 stamps to macy and 24 stamps to sebastian. naomi then has 3 times as many stamps as macy, and macy has twice as many stamps as sebastian. how many stamps does naomi have at first?

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**Reiny**, Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 7:46pm
Is the caplock key stuck on your keyboard?

At first:

Naomi --- x

Macy ---- y

Sebastian -- 234 -x - y

After the giving:

Naomi --- x-16 - 24

Macy --- y + 16

Sebastian --- 234-x-t + 24

x-16-24 = 3(y+16) ---> x - 3y = 88

y+16 = 2(234-x-y+24) --> 2x + 3y = 500

add them:

3x = 588

x = 196

then in x-3y=88

196-3y=88

-3y=-108

y = 36

Naomi had 196

Macy had 36

Sebastian had 2

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**launia**, Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:00am
234

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**Lianna**, Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 12:58am
216

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**Angie**, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:29pm
Umm I have this I 5th grade can you solve it in a easier way?

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