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Lexi and Marie had \$250 altogether. After Lexi spent 2/5 of her money and Marie spent \$40, they had the same amount of money left. how much money did Lexi have in the beginning ?

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let x = amount of money of Lexi
let 250 - x = amount of amount of Marie
then set up the equation:
x - (2/5)x = 250 - x - 40
(3/5)x = 210 - x
(3/5)x + x = 210
(8/5)x = 210
x = 210*(5/8)
x = \$ 131.25 (Lexi's money)
250 - x = 118.75 (Marie's money)

hope this helps~ :)

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\$100

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