# Gaurav and Jagdish each have a collection of cricket balls. Gaurav said that...........How many balls does Jagdish have?

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Gaurav and Jagdish each have a collection of cricket balls. Gaurav said that if Jagdish would give him 4 of his balls they would have an equal number; but, if Gaurav would give Jagdish 4 of his balls, Jagdish would have 3 times as many balls as Gaurav.
How many balls does Jagdish have?

posted Jan 5, 2016

Gaurav has 12, Jagdish has 20.
If Jagdish would give Gaurav 4 of his balls they would have an equal number. That number is 16.
If Gaurav would give Jagdish 4 of his balls, Jagdish would have 3 times as many balls as Gaurav.
Gaurav's 8 is compared to Jagdish's 24.

Hence, Jagdish has 20 balls. QED

answer Jan 6, 2016 by anonymous

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