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in an album, the ratio of the number of local stamps to the number of foreign stamps was 7 : 4. When Lucy gave away 8 local stamps and 8 foreign stamps, there were 1.8 as many local stamps as foreign stamps in the album. find the total number of stamps Lucy had in the end.

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    local/foreign = 7/4
    (local-8)/(foreign-8) = 9/5

    local = 224
    foreign = 128

    now find your answer.

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    Can someone please teach me how to get to the correct solution.
    I've been on this question for sometime already, still I haven't figure it out.

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