Posted by **Alaya ** on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 6:01pm.

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.

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:32pm
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.

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**PsyDAG**, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:37pm
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.

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**libeth camas**, Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 6:46pm
3300

+40000

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**parvinder kaur**, Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:30pm
75

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