I posted this yesterday and im STILL CONFUSED!

okay so i was given a worksheet with 15 word problems. i couldn't solve 2 so if you could help me out it would be good..

If you ask Catwoman how many cats she has, she answers with the riddle, 'five-sixths of my cats plus seven.' how many cats does she have?


Abby, Britt, Christina, and Danny play with a deck of 32 cards. Danny deals them out unequally and then says, 'if we want to all have the same number of cards, abby should divide half her cards between britt and christina. then britt should do the same with christina and abby,, then christina should divide half of her cards between abby and britt.' how did danny initially distribute the cards??


thanks! im really stumped so anythhing can help.



i posted this yesterday. megan said 13 cats but i don't understand why and i still have no clue for the other problem. ive been trying to solve it and its not working! PLEASE HELP!

Brennan

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  1. ok...so 5/6 of the cats (x) + 7
    therefore (5/6)x+7=x
    subtract (5/6)x from each side
    7=(1/6)x
    times each side by 6
    x = 42


    so a+b+c+d = 32
    a=(1/2)b+(1/2)c
    b=(1/2)c+(1/2)a
    c=(1/2)a+(1/2)b
    and d=(1/4)32

    therefore d=8
    and a+b+c=(32-8)=24

    next, substitute to find the equations.

    hope I could help!

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