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**fifthrapiers** howard has three times as much money as ronald. If howard gives ronald $50, ronald will then have three times as much money as howard. How many money do the two of them have together?

My work...

H = 3r

(since howard has 3 times as much money as ronald).

Then, since h gives away 50, he must have h - 50 and ronald who has 3r must have 3r + 50 (since he was just given 50). But, this 3r + 50 (ronald's money) is 3 times the money howard has which was h - 50. So...

3(h-50) = 3r + 50

where am i going wrong?!!?! Frustrating!

I know the answer is r = $25 and h = $75 which makes sense but my equation does not come with ronald having $25...