# math

Mdm Lee gave Nathan and Jasper some money on Friday.On Saturday,Nathan gave 1/3 of the amount he had to Jasper.On Sunday,Jasper gave 1/3 of the amount he had to Nathan.In the end,Nathan had \$96 and Jasper had \$120.How much did each of them have at first?

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1. Friday: the amounts are
n and j

Saturday:
2n/3 and j+n/3

Sunday:
2n/3 + (1/3)(j+n/3) and (2/3)(j+n/3)
= j/3 + 7n/9 and 2j/3 + 2n/9

so,

j/3 + 7n/9 = 96
2j/3 + 2n/9 = 120

I'll let you verify the accuracy of the solution.

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posted by Steve
2. I still don't really understand though due to the /

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