# Please can anyone help? We're doing simultaneous equations ad I'm a bit confused on how to get the second equation, I got 4s - 14 = 3s.

##### 1 Answer

Jun 3, 2018

Let "C" be the original number of Sweets Charlie has and A be the original number of sweets that Anna has:

Charlie has 4 times as many sweets as Anna thus:

Equation 1:

Charlie eats 14 sweets, Anna eats 2 sweets

and after the change, Charlie has 3 times as many sweets as Anna thus:

Equation 2:

Thus, Charlie now has 18 sweets and Anna now has 6 sweets.