x is the amount invested in the savings account, y is the amount invested in the risky stock, therefore...
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Most of Conservative Casey's money was put into a savings account that
paid 5% interest a year, but some of it was put into a risky stock fund that paid 16% a year. Casey's total initial investment in the two acounts was $10000. At the end of the first year, Casey recieved a total of $775 in interest from the two accounts. Find the amount invested in each.
I did guess and check. Started out with 8000 and 2000 got 720 in interest. then I tried 7500 and 2500 and got the answer 775.
Getting tired of guessing all the time. I wish I was better at algebra.
How can I solve this with algebra?
Vicky.