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.
local/foreign = 7/4
(local-8)/(foreign-8) = 9/5
local = 224
foreign = 128
now find your answer.posted by Steve
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