maths
posted by wan .
How many gold coins are there in a jar of 88 coins,if there are 1/3 as many silver coins as gold coins? The answer is 66, but I cannot work it out,please explain thanks

gold coins  x
silver coins  (1/3)x
x + (1/3)x = 88
times 3
3x + x = 264
x = 66
there are 66 gold coins and (1/3)(66) or 22 silver coins