# Math Help - How much money did they bring

1. ## How much money did they bring

Hello!

I don't know how to solve this, and would appreciate some help to get started.

Two pokerplayers, A and B, has lost an equal amount of money.
A has lost $\frac{2}{9}$ and B $\frac{1}{5}$ of the amounts that they brought. B had broght 200 dollars more then A.

How much money did they bring?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

2. ## Re: How much money did they bring

Let "a" be the amount of money that A brought and let "b" be the amount of money that B brought. Then A lost $\frac{2}{9}a$1 and B lost $\frac{1}{5}b$ dollars. And, we are told, those are equal:
$\frac{2a}{9}= \frac{b}{5}$.

We are also told that "B brought 200 dollars more than A":
b= a+ 200.

Solve those two equations for a and b.