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?

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

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

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