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carrie, Sam and ester have a total of \$570. Carrie has \$80 more than sam and ester has 5 times as much as sam. How much does each of them have?

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s + s + 80 + 5s = 570

7s = 570 - 80

7s = 490

s = 70

Sam has \$70.

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in the answer what does the "S" represent, i having a hard time understanding how you came up with the snswer

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S = Sam

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