Posted by **Zayn** on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 7:05am.

The ratio of the amount of money Karen had to the amount of money Peter had was 2:5. Peter received $75 from his mother, the ratio became 4:15. How much money did each person have at first?

- Maths -
**Reiny**, Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 8:51am
Karen had 2x

Peter had 5x

after mom's gift

Karen --- 2x

Peter ---- 5x+75

2x/(5x+75) = 4/15

30x = 20x + 300

10x = 300

x = 30

Karen had 60

peter had 150

check:

Karen still has 60 , Peter has 225

60:225 = 4:15

- Maths -
**METH**, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:57am
is the answer Karen: $105?

please answer or im shutting down this website

- Maths -
**METH**, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:59am
You guys have 5 minutes left!

- Maths -
**I hate Math**, Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 9:00am
Is 1 unit 15?

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- Math Ratios - Peter & Sam won some money in a competition. Peter won 5 times as ...
- math - David and Peter had $90 and $200 respectively. They were each given an ...
- math - Web Results For:The ratio of john's money to Peter's money was 4:7 at ...
- maths - john,peter and mary shared a sum of money in ratio 2:4:9.john and peter ...
- maths - Peter had 3/4 as much money as James at first. After receiving $12 each...
- Math - ratio - Mr. Rahim had the same amount of money in his three bank accounts...
- maths - 1. After J spent 3/7 of his money and M spent 1/3 of his, they both had ...
- math - Cecil has a mysterious money machine that will double any amount of money...
- Maths - Three boys shared some cards. Peter had twice as many cards as Farid. ...
- math - Beth & J had $2880. Beth gave 1/4 of her money to J. Then J gave 1/3 of ...