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Bob and Allen had some beads at first. Bob gave `1/4` of his beads to Allen. Next, Allen gave `1/6` of his beads to Bob. As a result, both Bob and Allen had the same number of beads. The total number of beads that both Bob and Allen have is 480. (a) How many beads did Bob have at first? (b ...
Jim and Kelly had some money. Jim gave `1/4` of his money to Kelly. Next, Kelly proceeded to give `1/6` of her money to Jim. In the end, both Jim and Kelly had the same amount of money. If they had a total of $1200, (a) how much did Jim have at first? (b) how much did Kelly have at first? ...
Nicole and Susan both have a total of 4320 beads. Nicole first gave `1/6` of her beads to Susan. Next, Susan gave `1/4` of her beads to Nicole. In the end, both Nicole and Susan had the same number of beads. How many more beads than Nicole did Susan have at first?
Two boxes P and Q had a total of 108 ribbons in them. I transferred `4/9` of the ribbons from box P to box Q. After this, I transferred `1/7` of the ribbons from box Q to box P. Finally, both boxes had the same number of ribbons. Find the number of ribbons in each of the boxes at first.
In a science laboratory, Eva had 3 bottles labelled P, Q and R with some acid in each one of them. At first, she transferred `1/9` of the acid from P to Q. Next, she transferred `1/9` of the acid from Q to R. Finally, she transferred `1/9` of the acid from R to P. In the end, each of the bottles P, Q and R had 400 ml of acid in them. ...
Jug X, Y and Z each contained some water. Maggie transferred `1/4` of the water from jug X into jug Y, then poured `1/4` of the water from jug Y into jug Z, and finally transferred `1/4` of the water from jug Z to jug X. Now, there are 9 litres of water in each jug. Find the amount of water in each jug at first. Notes to student: ...
Three drums X, Y and Z each contained some oil. Nancy transferred `1/5` of the oil from X to Y, then poured `1/5` of the oil from Y to Z and finally transferred `1/5` of the oil from Z to X. Right now, there are 64 litres of oil in each drum. How much oil was there in each drum initially? Notes to student: ...