jeff said to his younger brother, mike "give me 8 of your video games, and then i'll have twice as m

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jeff said to his younger brother, mike "give me 8 of your video games, and then i'll have twice as many games as you have." Mike said, "No way! You give me 8 of your games, and then we'll have the same number of games." How many games did each boy have before any video games were swapped?

Jun 11th, 2015

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lets get X as the video games that jeff has

lets get y as the video games that mike has


then x+8=2y---------------(1)

x-8=y+8

x=y+16---------------------(2)

(1)-(2)

8=2y-y-16

24=y


from 1

x+8=2*24

x=48-8

x=40


the video games that jeff has=40

the video games that mike has=24



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