Two brothers are saving money to buy tickets to a concert. Their combined savings is $55. One brother has $15 more than the other. How much has each saved? Write out how you solved this problem, along with the answer.

Littlegirlblue Sep 10, 2019

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Let A be tthe amount that one brother has

Let A + 15 be the amount the other brother has

And the combined amount = 55 .....so.....

A + ( A + 15) = 55 simplify

2A + 15 = 55 subtract 15 from both sides

2A = 40 divide both sides by 2

A = 20

And A + 15 = 20 + 15 = 35

So...one has saved $20 and the other has saved $35

CPhill Sep 10, 2019