Billy Goats invested some money in stocks and bonds. The total amount he invested was \(\$165,\!000\). If he invested 4.5 times as much in stocks as he did in bonds, what was his total investment in stocks?

 Feb 26, 2021

If he invested 4.5 times more in stocks as he did in bonds, that means that the total amount of money invested is divisible by 5.5, and the ratio of stocks to bonds is 4.5:1, so the amount of money invested in stocks is 2/11 of the total amount, so we divide by 11 and multiply by 2 which is 15000x2=$\boxed{30000}$

 Feb 26, 2021

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