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Paul and Justin had the same amount of money. After Paul spent $44 and Justin spent $60, Paul had 2 times as much money as Justin. How much money did each have at first?

 Apr 20, 2021
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P  =  J

 

P  - 44 =  2 ( J  - 60)

 

Sub  J  for P

 

J  - 44  =  2 ( J  - 60)     simpify

 

J  - 44  = 2J - 120

 

120 - 44  =  2J  - J

 

76  = J  = P

 

They   both had $76 

 

Proof

 

76 - 44   = 2 ( 76  - 60)

 

32  = 2 ( 16)      which is true

 

 

cool cool cool

 Apr 20, 2021

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