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The number of stickers that Rajesh had was 4/3 of the number of bookmarks. He misplaced 20 bookmarks and 16 stickers. After that, the number

The number of stickers that Rajesh had was 4/3 of the number of bookmarks. He misplaced 20 bookmarks and 16 stickers. After that, the number of bookmarks became 1/4 of the number of stickers. How many bookmarks did Rajesh have in the end?

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Stickers to Bookmarks 4/3 or 4 : 34x - 16 4 stickers---------- = -------- 3x - 20 1 bookmarks4x - 16 = 12x - 804x - 12x = - 80 + 16- 8x = - 64 x = 8therefore 4x = 32 stickers and 3x = 24 bookmarks32 stickers less 16 stickers = 1624 bookmarks less 20 bookmarks = 4then the ratio of bookmarks to stickets is 4/16 or 1/4