# SOLUTION: Sam and Paul have 480 marbles between them. SAm arranges them in columns with 6 in each column, and paul arranges them with 9 in each column. The total number of columns is 72. Exp

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 Question 119755: Sam and Paul have 480 marbles between them. SAm arranges them in columns with 6 in each column, and paul arranges them with 9 in each column. The total number of columns is 72. Express the above information in the form of an algebraic expression.Answer by checkley71(8403)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!X+Y=72 OR X=72-Y 6X+9Y=480 6(72-Y)+9Y=480 432-6Y+9Y=480 3Y=480-432 3Y=48 Y=48/3 Y=16 ROWS FOR PAUL'S MARBLES. 72-16=56 ROWS FOR SAM'S MARBLES. PROOF 6*56+9*16=480 336+144=480 480=480