# maths

How many gold coins are there in a jar of 88 coins,if there are 1/3 as many silver coins as gold coins? The answer is 66, but I cannot work it out,please explain thanks

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1. gold coins --- x
silver coins -- (1/3)x

x + (1/3)x = 88
times 3
3x + x = 264
x = 66

there are 66 gold coins and (1/3)(66) or 22 silver coins

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