# How much money did they plan to collect?

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Janie's friends were chipping in to buy her a wedding shower present. At first, 10 friends chipped in, but 2 of them dropped out. Each of the 8 had to chip in another dollar to bring the amount back up.
How much money did they plan to collect?

posted Sep 23, 2016

10*X =Y
X - each friends contribution

8*(X+1) = Y = 8*X + 8 = 1*0X
2*X = 8
X = 4\$
Y = 10*X = 40\$. (ie., 8*5 = 10*4 )

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