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Sara has twice as much money as Miguel. If she had $6 more. She would have 4/3 as much money as he has. How much money does each have now?

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    can't happen. How could she have less than twice as much if she had $6 more?

    Check the problem.

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    I solved the problem like that:
    Sara: 2x
    Miguel: x

    2x+6 =4/3x

    18/3 =4/3 -6/3x

    6 = -2/3x
    x = - 9

    so Miguel = -9

    Sara = -18

    Is it correct?

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    you know anybody with a negative age?

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    If you solved the equation your answer would be x(Miguel)=-9 and Sara=-18. There is no solution because you can't have a negative amount of money.

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