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Peter and James were usually given $58 altogether for their weekly pocket money. As James needed money for new books next week, he asked for $19 more. As a result, he would have 3/4 as much money as Peter. How much was Peter's pocket money?

 Jan 17, 2022
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p = 58 - j

 

j + 19 = 3/4 p = 3/4 (58-j)

 

j + 19 = 43.5 - .75 j

1.75 j = 24.5

j = 14          then    p = 58 - j = 44     

 Jan 17, 2022

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