Math
posted by Sparkle .
Sally has 1/3 as many stickers as Mary. Jane has 3/4 as many stickers as Sally. If the three girls have 114 stickers altogether, how much stickers does Jane have?

Math 
Reiny
Recall what I just said in the previous post?
This time I will reverse that idea to avoid fractions, start with the largest.
Also I noticed that the LCD for 1/3 and 3/4 is 12, so ....
let Mary's amount be 12x
then Sally has (1/3)(12x) or 4x
and Jane has (3/4)(4x) or 3x
12x + 4x + 3x = 114
19x = 114
x = 6
Mary has 72
Sally has 24
Jane has 18
or the traditional way:
Mary  x
Sally (1/3)x or x/3
Jane (3/4)(x/3) or x/4
x + x/3 + x/4 = 114
times 12
12x + 4x + 3x = 1368
19x = 1368
x = 72
notice I get the same answers
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

austin
seth has three times as many stickers as evan. together they have 52 stickers. how many stickers does each person have? 
math
meg has 20 pet stickers to go on a page 1/4of them are dog stickers 1/2of them are cat stickers the rest are rabbit stickers how many rabbit stickers does she have? 
math
The ratio of A's stickers to B's stickers was 3:4. After A bought another 18 stickers and B lost 10 stickers, the ratio became 3:2. Find the number of stickers both of them had at first. 
math
a teacher gives 7 stickers to each student in the class, she will have 24 stickers left. she is 32 stickers short of giving each student 9 stickers. how many stickers does she have and how many students 
math
a teacher gives 7 stickers to each student in the class, she will have 24 stickers left. she is 32 stickers short of giving each student 9 stickers. how many stickers does she have and how many students 
math
Peter has twice many stickers as Ali. Ali has 40 more stickers than Carlos. They have 300 stickers altogether. How many stickers does Peter have? 
math
2/3 of Ryan's stickers is equal to 3/4 of Tony's stickers. After Ryan gives 48 stickers to Tony, they have the same number of stickers. How many stickers does Ryan have at first? 
math
Juanita wants to give bags of stickers to her friends. she wants to give the same number of stickers to each friend. she's not sure if she needs 4 bags or 6 bags of stickers. How many stickers could she buy so there are no stickers … 
Math
Jacky and Rudy had the same number of stickers. After receiving 72 stickers from Rudy, Jacky had 3x as many stickers as her. How many stickers did they have altogether? 
math
Juanita wants to gives bags of stickers to her friends.She wants to give the same number of stickers to each friend. She is not sure if she needs 4 bags or 6 bags of stickers .How many stickers could she buy so there are no stickers …