# SOLUTION: I am stuck on algebra word problems that are not of adding. For example: In 2006, approximately 125 billion email messages were sent each day. The number of spam messages was abo

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 Question 349873: I am stuck on algebra word problems that are not of adding. For example: In 2006, approximately 125 billion email messages were sent each day. The number of spam messages was about four times the number of non-spam messages. How many of each type of message was sent each in 2006?Answer by edjones(7794)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!1)What will we make x??? x=number of non spam messages 4x=spam messages . you could have made x=spam messages then non spam messages would be x/4 . 2)Write an equation 4x+x=125 bil. 5x=125 x=25 bil. 4x=100 bil. . This isn't rocket science. You can do this! . Ed