Posted by **carol** on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 9:13pm.

Web Results For:The ratio of john's money to Peter's money was 4:7 at first. After john spent 1/2 of his money and Peter spent $60. Peter had twice as much money as john. How much money did john have at first?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 9:49pm
let amount of John's money be 4x

let amount of Peters money be 7x

after transaction, John has 2x

Peter has 7x-60

7x-60 = 2(2x)

3x = 60

x = 20

John at first had $80 and Peter had $140

check:

John spent half his money , so he has $40 left

Peter spent $60, so he has $80 left

Does Peter have twice as much as John? YES!

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