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At the beggining of the day some small eggs and some large eggs were on sale at the ratio 3:2. At the end of that day, 260 small eggs and 1/2 of the large eggs were sold. The ratio of the remaining small ones to the remainig large ones became 2:5. How many eggs were there at first?

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Beginning eggs:
3/2=L/S or
3S=2L
End eggs:
2/5=(L-1/2L)/(S-260)

Two equations, two unknowns.

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