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Dan and Paul share some money in the ratio 9:5. Dan decides this is unfair so he gives Paul £26 of his share to make the ratio 1:1. How much did Paul originally have?

 Jan 24, 2019
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Hint: Try to set up an equation.

 

Solution: To start off, we have \(9x-26=5x+26.\) \(4x=52, x=13\) and plug it back at \(5x\) to get your answer.

 

 

Should be \(13*5=\boxed{65}.\)

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 Jan 24, 2019

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