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23 August, 02:34

Kendra had twice as much money as kareem. Kendra later spent $8 and kareem earned $6. By then, the two had the same amount of money. How much money did each have originally?

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  1. 23 August, 02:56
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    x = 2y

    x - 8 = y + 6

    replace x by 2y in the second equation

    2y - 8 = y + 6

    y - 8 = 6

    y = 14

    x = 2*14 = 28

    Kendra had $28 and Kareem had $14.
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