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Allan gave 5/8 of his money to his son and then gave his daughter 1/2 of the remainder. He kept $150.00 for himself.
How much money did Allan have at the beginning?
How much money did his son get?

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asked by Karen
  1. After giving to his son, he has 3x/8 left
    after giving to his daughter he has 3x/16 left

    3x/16 = 150
    3x = 2400
    x = 800

    check:
    first gift = (5/8)(800) = 500
    amount left = 300
    2nd gift = (1/2)(300) = 150
    amount left = 150

    Editorial:
    Looks like sexism in continued in math questions.

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    posted by Reiny
  2. Well, it would make it too easy if they both got the same amount. And sexism works both ways. You can't give the girl more money either.

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