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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?

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Is the caplock key stuck on your keyboard?

At first:
Naomi --- x
Macy ---- y
Sebastian -- 234 -x - y

After the giving:
Naomi --- x-16 - 24
Macy --- y + 16
Sebastian --- 234-x-t + 24

x-16-24 = 3(y+16) ---> x - 3y = 88
y+16 = 2(234-x-y+24) --> 2x + 3y = 500

3x = 588
x = 196
then in x-3y=88
196-3y=88
-3y=-108
y = 36

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234

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216

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

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