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If Sohan gives Thomas £3 they will both have the same amount of money. If Thomas gives Sohan £3, Sohan.................

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If Sohan gives Thomas £3 they will both have the same amount of money.

If Thomas gives Sohan £3, Sohan will have four times as much money as Thomas.

Who has what?

posted Mar 2 by Amarvansh

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Sohan has 13 and Thomas has 7.
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Let's say that Sohan has X pound and Thomas Y pounds.
Then:
X - 3 = Y + 3 and
X + 3 = 4 * (Y - 3)
Thus
X = Y + 6 and
X = 4Y -15
Thus
Y + 6 = 4Y - 15
3Y = 21 => Y = 7

answer Mar 2 by Jcm



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