# Word Problem

• February 6th 2010, 10:45 PM
bearej50
Word Problem
Peter and Matthew have \$300 together. If Peter gives Matthew \$50, they then have equal amount of money. How much did they have originally?
• February 6th 2010, 10:57 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by bearej50
Peter and Matthew have \$300 together. If Peter gives Matthew \$50, they then have equal amount of money. How much did they have originally?

Let the initial amounts be $P$ and $M$.

Then:

$P+M=300$

and

$P-50=M+50$

Now solve.

CB