2012 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 7
For a science project, Sammy observed a chipmunk and a squirrel stashing acorns in holes. The chipmunk hid 3 acorns in each of the holes it dug. The squirrel hid 4 acorns in each of the holes it dug. They each hid the same number of acorns, although the squirrel needed 4 fewer holes. How many acorns did the chipmunk hide?
Let be the number of acorns that both animals had.
So by the info in the problem:
Subtracting from both sides leaves