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# Cricket Balls

Glenn and Jason each have a collection of cricket balls. Glenn said that if Jason would give him 4 of his balls they would have an equal number; but, if Glenn would give Jason 4 of his balls, Jason would have 2 times as many balls as Glenn. How many balls does Jason have?

### Answer

Jason has 28 balls and Glenn has 20 balls.If Jason would give Glenn 4 balls, they would have an equal number.

This implies that Jason has 8 balls more than Glenn.

If Jason has j balls, then Glenn has (j - 8) balls.

If Glenn would give Jason 4 balls, then Glenn would have (j - 12) balls and Jason would have (j + 4) balls.

Now, Jason would have 2 times as many balls as Glenn.

This may be written in the form of the following equation.

j + 4 = 2 (j - 12)

The equation may be solved as follows.

1 j = 4 + 2 x 12 = 28; or

j = 28 / 1 = 28.

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