# math word problem

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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

check:
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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