math
posted by milly on .
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?

Is the caplock key stuck on your keyboard?
At first:
Naomi  x
Macy  y
Sebastian  234 x  y
After the giving:
Naomi  x16  24
Macy  y + 16
Sebastian  234xt + 24
x1624 = 3(y+16) > x  3y = 88
y+16 = 2(234xy+24) > 2x + 3y = 500
add them:
3x = 588
x = 196
then in x3y=88
1963y=88
3y=108
y = 36
Naomi had 196
Macy had 36
Sebastian had 2 
234

216

Umm I have this I 5th grade can you solve it in a easier way?