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 Oct 1, 2021
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Jack and Paul shared the total cost of a present for their father. Jack paid $48 more than 2/11 of the cost of the present. The ratio of the amount paid by Jack to the amount paid by Paul was 1:3. How much more did Paul pay for the present than Jack?

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Jack's share = (2x/11) + 48

 

Paul's share = (9x/11) - 48

 

[(2x/11) + 48] / [(9x/11) - 48] = 1/3

 

x = 704

 

[(9x/11) - 48] - [(2x/11) +48] = 176

 

Paul paid $352 more than Jack.

 Oct 1, 2021

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