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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.

asked by Vivian
  1. local/foreign = 7/4
    (local-8)/(foreign-8) = 9/5

    local = 224
    foreign = 128

    now find your answer.

    posted by Steve
  2. 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.

    posted by Tyco

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