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Jake had $40 more than Vick at first. Jake gave $70 to Vick. Jake now had 20% as much as Vick. How much money did Jake have at first?

 

 

initially:
Vick --- x
Jake --- x+40

after the gifting:
Vick --- x+70
Jake --- x+40 - 70 = x - 30

x-30 = .2(x+70)

solve for x, then sub into x+40

 Jun 13, 2021
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X-30 = 0.2x - 14

0.8 x  = 16

x = 20

20+40= 60

 Jun 13, 2021

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