James and Reggie both collect old coins. Together, they have a total of 60 coins. If James would agree to give 1/4 of his coins to Reggie, t

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James and Reggie both collect old coins. Together, they have a total of 60 coins. If James would agree to give 1/4 of his coins to Reggie, they would then have exactly the same number of coins. How many more cons does James have (compared to the number of coins Reggie has)?

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Clara 1 month 2021-10-22T09:26:51+00:00 1 Answer 0 views 0

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    2021-10-22T09:28:42+00:00

    Answer:

    James has 20 more coins than Reggie

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Given:

    Total number of coins with James and Reggie = 60

    If James would agree to give 1/4 of his coins to Reggie, they would then have exactly the same number of coins

    To find: number of coins with James and Reggie

    Solution:

    Let x denote number of coins with James and y denote number of coins with Reggie.

    According to question,

    x+y=60\\x-\frac{x}{4} =y+\frac{x}{4} \\x-y=\frac{2x}{4} \\x=2y

    Put x=2y in x+y=60

    2y+y=60\\3y=60\\y=\frac{60}{3}=20\\ x=2y=2(20)=40

    So,

    number of coins with James = 40

    number of coins with Reggie = 20

    James has 20 more coins than Reggie

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