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

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