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Tony had an equal number of c bars and w bars. He gave away 66 c bars. He then had 4 times as many w bars as c bars left. How many bars did he have at first?

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c = w
 
After giving away 66 c's:
4(c-66) = w
 
or, since c = w
 
4(c-66) = c
4c - 264 = c
 
3c = 264
 
c = 88
 
He had 88 c bars and 88 w bars at the start.
 
Total 176 bars.