Got a problem here, if it doesn't make any sense then I probably misread it...

Tara makes X over Y money. James makes X - Y over Y money. Sara makes 2/3 the money Tara makes. If you pool their money together, how much do you have?

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- Mar 19th 2009, 10:44 PM #1

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- Mar 20th 2009, 12:42 AM #2
If I am not very wrong than

X is the profit Tara earns on investing Y amount of money

(X-Y) is the profit earned by James over the same amount of money

2X/3 is the profit earned by Sara for Y amount of money invested

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The total money in the money we have in the end

=*=*(Y + X)+ ((X-Y) +Y) + (2X/3 + Y)**8X/3 + 2Y**

- Mar 20th 2009, 03:59 AM #3

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Another possible interpretation is that the "(this) over (that)" statements indicate nothing more than fractions. If so, then:

Tara makes $(x/y). James makes $[(x-y)/y]. Sara makes 2/3 of Tara's amount, or $[(2/3)(x/y)] = $[(2x)/(3y)]. Their total is:

. . . . .$\displaystyle \frac{x}{y}\, +\, \frac{x\, -\, y}{y}\, +\, \frac{2x}{3y}\, =\, \frac{3x}{3y}\, +\, \frac{3x\, -\, 3y}{3y}\, +\, \frac{2x}{3y}\, =\, ...$

- Mar 20th 2009, 04:04 AM #4

- Mar 20th 2009, 04:42 AM #5

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