Author Walter in Mathematics, 08.02.2018

Larry and Steve have 171 marbles in all. The number of marbles Larry has is 39 fewer than 3/7 of the number of marbles Steve has. How many marbles does Steve have?

Answered by supervishnu04

Steve = x marbles,   
Larry = 3x/7 – 39 marbles
Total marbles = 171 = steves + lary’s
X + 3x/7 – 39 = 171

X + 3x/7 = 171 + 39
10x/7 = 210

10x = 210 * 7

10x = 1470
X = 147
 Larry = 3/7(147) – 39
 Larry = 63 – 39 = 24
Steve = 147
 Total marbles = 147 + 24 = 171

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