Ariel D.

asked • 11/28/19

need help with math word problem

A group of friends are enjoying the hot weather by spending some time at the beach. Some of the friends are in the water swimming, and the rest are lounging on the sand. One of the friends in the water says to those on the beach: “If one of you joins us, there will be twice as many of us as there are of you.” To this, one of the friends on the beach replies: “Yes, but if one of you joins us, there will be as many of us as there are of you.” How many friends are in the water and how many are on the beach?

2 Answers By Expert Tutors

By:

Mark M. answered • 11/30/19

Retired college math professor. Extensive tutoring experience.

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.

OR

Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.