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1 February, 10:39

Bessy has 9 times as much money as Bob, but when each earns $4, Bessy will have 5 times as much money as Bob. How much does each have before and after earning the $4?

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  1. 1 February, 11:47
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    Let x=bob's original amount of money

    Let 9x=Bessy's original amount of money

    9x+4=5 (x+4)

    9x+4=5x+20

    4x=16

    x=4

    9 (4) = 36

    Bob had $4 before earning $4 and Bessy had $36 before earning $4
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