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Petr divided the 32 playing cards into two piles. He found that one of them had three times as many cards as the other. How many cards were in each pile?

Correct answer:

a =  24
b =  8

Step-by-step explanation:

a+b=32 a=3b  a+a/3=32  4a=96  a=496=24  a=24

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