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Old 07-29-2007   #1
Ben H
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Rebecca and Chloe are counting their savings.If Rebecca gives Chloe $8 they will both have the same amount of money. If Chloe gives Rebecca $8 Rebecca will have five times as much as Chloe.Who has what?
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Old 07-29-2007   #2
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Rebecca 32 Chloe 16
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Old 07-29-2007   #3
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the math part works if chloe has 4 and rebecca has 12here's how to set up the equations:c=r-8r+8=5cr=5c-8substituting the last equation for r into the firstc=5c-8-816=4cc=4and r=12however since chloe does not have $8 to give it is a mute point.
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Old 07-29-2007   #4
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16 n 32 yup thts right
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