Posted by **sridhar** on Friday, April 11, 2008 at 6:40am.

Henry has $240 more than my cousin Joe, who has $150 more than my friend Ann. Together the

three people have $990. The amount Ann has, in dollars, is:

a. $150 b. $200 c. $390 d. 450 e. $600

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**drwls**, Friday, April 11, 2008 at 7:11am
H = J + 240

J = 150 + A

H + J + A = 990

Solve those three equations in three unknowns. H, J, and A are the amounts had by Henry, Joe and Ann.

You first step might be to rewrite the last one as

2 J + 240 + A = 990

2 J + A = 750

Then substitute J-150 for A and solve for J

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