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a manager bought some stamps. she gave 1/3 of them to a cashier and 1/5 of them to her secretary. if the secretary received 40 fewer stamps than the cashier, how many stamps did the cashier receive?

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    Let x = total number of stamps

    1/3x - 1/5x = 40

    Solve for x, the 1/3x.

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    20

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