# Math Help - Word Problem

1. ## 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?

2. 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