Roy had 5 times as much money as Shane. Roy spent $54 and Shane had twice as much as Roy in the end. How much did Roy have at first?

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Abcyacomga Apr 23, 2021

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Roy had 5 times as much money as Shane. Roy spent $54 and Shane had twice as much as Roy in the end. How much did Roy have at first?

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\(r=5s\\ s=(r-54)\cdot 2\\ s=(5s-54)\cdot 2\\ s=10s-108\\ -9s=-108\\ s=12\\ r=5\cdot 12\\ \color{blue}r=60 \)

Roy started out with $ 60.

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asinus Apr 23, 2021