Lexi and Maria had $250 altogether. After Lexi spent 2/5 of her money and Maria spent $40 they had the same amount of money left. How much m

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Lexi and Maria had $250 altogether. After Lexi spent 2/5 of her money and Maria spent $40 they had the same amount of money left. How much more money did Lexi have in the beginning.

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Josephine 1 week 2021-09-14T23:07:25+00:00 1 Answer 0

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  1. Answer:

    The amount of money that Lexi had at the beginning was $131.25

    Step-by-step explanation:

    Let

    x —–> amount of money that Lexi had at the beginning

    y —–> amount of money that Maria had at the beginning

    we know that

    x+y=250 —–> equation A

    (1-2/5)x=y-40

    (3/5)x=y-40

    y=(3/5)x+40 —-> equation B

    substitute equation B in equation A and solve for x

    x+(3/5)x+40=250

    (8/5)x=250-40

    (8/5)x=210

    x=210*5/8

    x=$131.25

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