Martha and Steve have 85 colored pencils if Martha has 4 times as many as Steve how many does Steve have

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Martha and Steve have 85 colored pencils if Martha has 4 times as many as Steve how many does Steve have

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    2021-10-15T00:27:24+00:00

    Steve has 340 colored pencils , that was pretty easy

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    2021-10-15T00:27:46+00:00

    Alright, lets get started.

    Suppose Steve have number of pencils = x

    Martha has 4 times as many as Steve

    Hence, Martha have number of pencils = 4 x

    So, total number of pencils they both have  = x + 4x

    So, total number of pencils they both have  = 5 x

    As per given in question, number of total pencils are 85.

    So,

     5x = 85

    Dividing 5 in both sides

     \frac{5x}{5} = \frac{85}{5}

     x = 17

    It means setve have 17 pencils

    Martha has pencils =  4 * 17 = 68

    Steve has 17 and Martha has 68 pencils. : Answer

    Hope it will help 🙂

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