# Math Help - ambiguous

1. ## ambiguous

Given that there are 'x' boxes and the balls are arranged in such a way that no ball is left. If the number of boxes is reduced by 3 and if 12 balls are arranged in them, then 5 balls are left behind, what is the original number of boxes 'x'?

2. Originally Posted by bluffmaster.roy.007
Given that there are 'x' boxes and the balls are arranged in such a way that no ball is left. If the number of boxes is reduced by 3 and if 12 balls are arranged in them, then 5 balls are left behind, what is the original number of boxes 'x'?
dose each box contains the same number of balls ??