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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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