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Together, Peter and Jano had 52,000 stamps in their collection. To compete with their friend, they must have 56700 marks. They agreed that Peter would increase his collection by 8 percent and Janko would give 10 percent more than he has. How many marks did each of them have originally?

Correct answer:

j =  27000
p =  25000

Step-by-step explanation:


p+j = 52000
1.08 p + 1.10 j = 56700

p+j = 52000
1.08·p + 1.10·j = 56700

j+p = 52000
1.1j+1.08p = 56700

Pivot: Row 1 ↔ Row 2
1.1j+1.08p = 56700
j+p = 52000

Row 2 - 1/1.1 · Row 1 → Row 2
1.1j+1.08p = 56700
0.02p = 454.55


p = 454.54545448/0.01818182 = 25000.00000022
j = 56700-1.0800000000017p/1.1 = 56700-1.08 · 25000.00000022/1.1 = 26999.99999978

j = 27000
p = 25000

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