Posted by **Please Help!!!** on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:13pm.

Lexi and Maria had $250 altogether. After Lexi spent 2 over 5 of her money and Maria spent $40, they had the same amount of money left. How much money did Lexi have in the beginning?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 10:29pm
Lexi's amount --- x

Maria's amount --- 250-x

Lexi spent 2/5 of x, so she has 3x/5 left

Maria spends 40, so she has 250-x-40 or 210-x left

3x/5 = 210-x

times 5 to get rid of fractions

3x = 1050 - 5x

8x = 1050

x =131.25

So Lexi had $131.25 and Maria had 118.75

check:

Lexi spent 2/5 of 131.25 , leaving her with 78.75

Maria spent 40 of her 118.75 , leaving her with 78.75

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