Brian had 6 times as much money as Rahim. Brian spent $287 of his money to buy a birthday gift for his grandma while Rahim was awarded $73 for winning a competition. In the end, they had the same amount of money. How much did they have altogether at first?

Guest Feb 21, 2020

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Brian had 6 times the money Rahim did:

**B=6*R**

Brian lost 287 dollars, and Rahim gained 73, leaving them at the same amount of money.

B-287=R+73

**B= R+360**

We can equate these two equations

R+360=6R

360=5R

**R=72**

If Rahim had $72, then Brian had 6 times this amount

72*6=432

Thus, their combined amount at the start is given by

72+432=**504**

They had $504 together to start with. Hope this helps!

-C

Guest Feb 21, 2020