Benny and Emmet have $135 altogether. Emmet has $53 more than Benny. How much money does Benny have?

Guest Apr 6, 2021

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Benny and Emmet have 135 altogether. Emmet has 53 more than Benny. How much does Benny have?

Benny = B, Emmet = E

We know that B + E = 135 and E = B + 53

This turns into a simple substitution

B + (B + 53) = 135

2B + 53 = 135

2B = 82

B = 41

**Benny has 41**

Check:

41 + (41 + 53) = 41 + 94 = 135

:)

taeijr Apr 6, 2021

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Benny and Emmet have 135 altogether. Emmet has 53 more than Benny. How much does Benny have?

Benny = B, Emmet = E

We know that B + E = 135 and E = B + 53

This turns into a simple substitution

B + (B + 53) = 135

2B + 53 = 135

2B = 82

B = 41

**Benny has 41**

Check:

41 + (41 + 53) = 41 + 94 = 135

:)

taeijr Apr 6, 2021