Together, Tim and Tom have $2.40. Tim has three times as much as Tom. How much does each have?

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Together, Tim and Tom have $2.40. Tim has three times as much as Tom. How much does each have?

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Kinsley 1 week 2021-10-12T07:36:45+00:00 1 Answer 0

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    2021-10-12T07:37:45+00:00

    x = how much Tim has
    y = how much Tom has
    x + y = 2.40
    x = 3y
    Substitute 3y for x
    3y + y = 2.40
    4y = 2.40
    y = 0.60
    Plug in y value into previous equation
    x = 3(0.60)
    x = 1.80
    ANSWERS: Tim has $1.80 and Tom has $0.60

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