Posted by Mayyday on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 2:00pm.
1/5 of J's money is equal to 1/3 of S's money. The difference in their amount is 1/2 of A's money. If Adam gives $120 to S, S will have the same amount of money as J. How much do the 3 people have altogether?(please show me a model method, not algebra)

maths urgent  bobpursley, Friday, December 30, 2011 at 2:20pm
1/5 J= 1/3 S
JS=1/2 A
S+120=J
Well, looking at the last equations, it is obvious that JS=120
then A=240
JS=120
3J5S=0 From first equation.
3J3S=360
3J5S=0
2S=360
S=180
finally, J=300
Sum them up.
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