1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Daniel has 7 more stamps than Sherry. Together, they have 101 stamps. How many stamps does Daniel have? 2. Relevant equations let x equal how many stamps daniel has x - 7 + x = 101 2 x = 108 x = 54 101 - 54 = 47 3. The attempt at a solution Now, we can easily solve this w/ some algebraic equations, but how can we do this without any algebra, or just at an elementary school understanding of math?