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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.

  • 4th grade math - ,

    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.

  • 4th grade math - ,

    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.

  • 4th grade math - ,

    3300
    +40000

  • 4th grade math - ,

    75

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