Posted by **Sandy** on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:56am.

an investor invested a total of 1,100 in two mutual funds. One fund earned a 5% profit while the other earned a 2% profit. If the investor's total profit was 49.00 how much invested in each fund?

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**Corie**, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:59am
sorry sandy idk how to do your problem. I did try though :( could you please take a look at mine right below yours though and see if you could tell me how to do it?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:16am
amount invested at 5% ---- x

amount invested at 2% ----- 1100 -x

.05x + .02(1100-x) = 49

.05x + 22 - .02x = 49

.03x = 27

x = 27/.03 = 900

**invested at 5% = 900
**

invested at 2% = 200

check: 900+200=1100

.05(900) +.02(200) = 49

all is good!

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**Dylan**, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:16am
x + y = 1,100

a + b = 49

(x+5%) + (y+2%) = 1,149

That's all I could take from the question. Now how you solve and get the answer is beyond me.

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**Dylan**, Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:28am
Ahh makes much more sense when Reiny did it. I remember learning this in algebra. I have a tendency to give everything its own variable, which makes the problem impossible to solve i guess.

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