Posted by Daniel on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:34am.
Keith and Shawn each have some money. If Keith spends $38, the ratio of the amount of money Keith has to the amount of money Shawn has will become 2:5. If Shawn spends $38, the ratio will become 8:13. How much money does each boy have?

Maths  Reiny, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:51am
Keith's amount  k
Shawn's amount  s
(k38)/s = 2/5
5k  190 = 2s
5k  2s = 190 (#1)
k/(s38) = 8/13
13k = 8s  304
13k  8s = 304 (#2)
4(#1)  #2 > 7k = 1064
k = 152
back in #1
5(152)  2s = 190
s = 570
Keith had $152 , Shawn had $570