   # How many balls does Manul have?

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Gatik and Manul each have a collection of tennis balls. Gatik said that if Manul would give him 8 of his balls they would have an equal number; but, if Gatik would give Manul 8 of his balls, Manul would have 3 times as many balls as Gatik.
How many balls does Manul have? posted Jul 1, 2014

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Lets assume Manul has X and Gatik has Y

Now we can make two equations

``````X-8 = Y+8 or X-Y = 16
X+8 = 3(Y-8) or 3Y-X = 32
on solving these two we will get
X=40 & Y=24
``````

So Manul has 40 balls & Gatik has 24. answer Jul 1, 2014

manul have 40 balls & gatik have 24 balls answer Jul 1, 2014

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