Thomas and Sydney collect sea shells. Thomas began a holiday with 488 shells and Sydney began with 32 shells.
Each day of the holiday Thomas found 31 shells and Sydney found 69 shells on the beach. By the end of the holidays they had the same number of shells in total.
How long was the holiday?
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