Posted by Dell on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:12pm.
carrie, Sam and ester have a total of $570. Carrie has $80 more than sam and ester has 5 times as much as sam. How much does each of them have?

math  Ms. Sue, Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:24pm
s + s + 80 + 5s = 570
7s = 570  80
7s = 490
s = 70
Sam has $70. 
math  Dell, Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:28pm
in the answer what does the "S" represent, i having a hard time understanding how you came up with the snswer

math  Ms. Sue, Monday, August 20, 2012 at 10:46pm
S = Sam