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lexi and maria had $250.oo altogether. After lexi spent 2/5 of her money and Maria spent $40.00 they had the same amount of money left.How much money did lexi have in the beginning?

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    let Lexi have $ x
    then Maria has $ (250-x)

    (3/5)x = (250-x) - 40
    3x/5 = 210 - x
    times 5
    3x = 1050 - 5x
    8x = 1050
    x = 131.25

    Lexi had $131.25

    check:
    Maria had 118.75
    Lexi spend (2/5) of 131.25, leaving him with (3/5)(131.25) or 78.75
    Maria spend $40 of her 118.75 leaving her with 78.75
    All is good!

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