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    Word Problems

    Ali saved twice as much as Ramat. Maria saved 60$ more than Ramat. If they saved $600 altogether, how much did Maria save?
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    Hi loutja35!

    Quote Originally Posted by loutja35 View Post
    Ali saved twice as much as Ramat. Maria saved 60$ more than Ramat. If they saved $600 altogether, how much did Maria save?
    Ali's savings =: a

    Ramat's savings =: r

    maria's savings =: m

    Ali saved twice as much as Ramat (for example Ali has 100$, then Ramat has 50$ -> $100 =2*$50) Therefor

    (1) a = 2*r

    Maria saved 60$ more than Ramat (if Ramat gets $60 more, he has the same savings as Maria)

    (2) maria = r+$60

    If they saved $600 altogether (Ali's savings + Ramats savings + Marias savings = $600)

    (3) a+r+m = $600

    You need to solve the three equations (can you?)

    And the solutions I get:

    a = $270

    r = $135

    m = $195

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    Rapha
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