4th grade math
posted by Alaya on .
Jason and Jessica had an equal number of dollars.After Jessica gave $50 to Jason, he had 5 times as many dollars as her.Find the total number of dollars they had.

Let x = original $, then Jason has x + 50 and Jessica has x  50.
x + 50 = 5(x  50)
Solve for x and multiply that by 2. 
Sorry, I forgot that this was fourth grade.
x + 50 = 5(x  50)
Get rid of parenthesis by multiplying the right side by 5 = 5x 250
x +50 = 5x  250
Add 250 and subtract x from both sides.
300 = 4x
Divide both sides by 4 and then multiply the answer by 2. 
3300
+40000 
75